UK Prime Minister Theresa May dismissed Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson pursuing an investigation into the leak of news that Britain had allowed China’s Huawei conditionally for developing the 5G network in the UK.
The representative of the Downing Street office said, “the Prime Minister has this evening asked Gavin Williamson to leave the government, having lost confidence in his ability to serve in the role of Defence Secretary and as a member of her Cabinet ”.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May explained in a letter to Williamson that the probe “provides compelling evidence suggesting your responsibility for the unauthorized disclosure ” from the 23rd April meeting of the National Security Council.
She also added, “ No other credible version of events to explain this leak has been identified”.
The splintered government of Britain was pitched by the scandal over who leaked the news that Theresa May was to allow Huawei to develop the 5G network in Britain.
The badly interrupted decisions were allegedly made at 23rd April meeting. The discussions of the National Security Council are only attended by the senior ministers and the security officials who first sign the Official Secrets Act that commits them for keeping the discussions private or risk prosecution.
According to the report of the local media, UK Prime Minister approved the Huawei permission for building a “non-core” elements of a next-generation telecommunications network of Britain.
The United State is firmly resisting the involvement of Huawei for the obligation of the firm under Chinese law for helping to gather intelligence for the home government or provide other security services while required.
The most senior civil servant of the country, Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill issued an ultimatum to decline the responsibility of the leak. Williamson was one of the first to do so, calling it “completely unacceptable”.