UK coronavirus live: Johnson U-turns on masks as experts fear up to 120,000 Covid-19 winter deaths

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Retailers and police must both play a role in enforcing the use of face coverings by shoppers in England, a Cabinet minister has said after officers warned the law would be unenforceable. The environment secretary, George Eustice, also defended the government’s U-turn on making face coverings compulsory, saying its approach had been “evolving” and noting […]

Tory MP asks BT if using Huawei complies with anti-slavery policy

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A Conservative MP has asked BT to investigate whether using Huawei is compliant with its anti-slavery policy after an Australian thinktank alleged that some of the Chinese firm’s subcontractors used forced labour from the country’s Muslim minority. Bob Seely, who is one of a group of Tories unhappy with government plans to allow Huawei to […]

UK doing the wrong thing on Huawei, says Australian ex-spy

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Britain has done the wrong thing in allowing Huawei to supply it with 5G equipment because China cannot be prevented from exploiting the technology for mass surveillance, according to a senior former Australian spy. Simeon Gilding, a director of the Australian Signals Directorate until December, said his country’s intelligence agency was unable to design cybersecurity […]