the British press was dominated on Thursday full of the scandal surrounding the fired defense minister, as prime minister Theresa May accuses of having leaked sensitive information to the newspaper The Telegraph.
”There is no other credible explanation for the leak,” wrote Theresa May in a hard worded letter to Gavin Williamson on Wednesday.
Williamson leaked confidential information about discussions in the british National security council on the chinese company Huawei's involvement in the deployment of 5G network in the country.
Williamson denies that he leaked the data and claims that he was subjected to a ”show trial”. He admits that he talked in the telephone eleven minutes with the journalist who first wrote about the matter, but requires a formal police investigation.
Honestly, I see no other way to clear my name, " he says to Sky News.
the Prime minister believe that the matter is simply done, but the opposition in fresh blood.
Jeremy Hunt appeared to indirectly criticise the prime minister on Thursday, when he stressed that it is ”a very, very important principle” that politicians should not interfere in decisions on police investigations.
the Scandal comes at the least badly timed for May, which has already been difficult to hold together his governing party, the Tories. Soon she may also be facing a crucial test.
the Negotiations on a Brexituppgörelse with the Labour party is reported to work relatively well, and an agreement could be ready in the next week, according to british media.
if such a deal can garner a majority in parliament. Less than half of the Tories 314 members of parliament is reported to be prepared to vote yes to an agreement that includes a customs union – which makes it a nagelbitare, even if Labour members vote yes.
Williamson was one of the ministers who expressed skepticism ahead of the talks and the discussions on a future customs union with the EU. Few believe that he changed. On the contrary, he learns to now join the prime minister's fiercest critics.
may have been an attempt by May to instill discipline in the government facing a crucial Brexitomröstning. In the jumble of votes that characterized the winter and spring in Westminster has a number of ministers abstained from following partipiskan, something May not afford now.
the Situation may worsen further for her on Friday, when results are expected from the Thursday, hundreds of local elections in England and northern Ireland. If voters punish the Tories hard Brexithaveriet, can the land begin to swing in earnest during the Mays feet.
Fails, she then get to a settlement on Brexit with the Labour party – or to get it approved by the parliament, then the Tories probably also faced with a disastrous defeat in the european Elections in late may. And in that case, and with the Theresa Mays of nine lives, as the prime minister prove to be the end.
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