Gavin Williamson sacking: Former defence secretary denies Huawei leak

Gavin Williamson has strenuously denied he leaked information from the National Security Council as calls are being made for a police inquiry.

He was sacked as defence secretary for allegedly disclosing plans to allow Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to help build the UK’s 5G network.

Opposition MPs said there should be an investigation into whether the Official Secrets Act had been breached.
Downing Street said it had “compelling evidence” and the matter was closed.

Mr Williamson is quoted in several of Thursday’s newspapers as saying he was the victim of a “vendetta” and a “kangaroo court”.

He told Sky News that he “swore on his children’s lives” that he was not responsible for the leak.

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