Escaping the dragon: the government’s new approach to China

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Boris Johnson’s plan to reduce Britain’s dependence on China

The UK is preparing for a major Huawei U-turn

28 May 2020 8:50 pm

The UK has made a strategic choice to get ‘off the trajectory of ever-increasing dependence’ on China, I revealin the…

Cambridge University is kowtowing to China

23 May 2020 9:00 am

Last month, writing elsewhere, I quoted the website of the China Centre at Jesus College, Cambridge: ‘Under the leadership of…

The MP demanding a new approach to China

16 May 2020 9:00 am

The shift in Tory thinking on China

We have had enough warnings about China

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Mathias Döpfner is that still rare thing — an outspoken German. I have known him slightly for many years and…

This pandemic has put politics on fast-forward

9 May 2020 9:00 am

‘The normal grease of politics is not there,’ bemoans one sociable cabinet minister. Certainly, the whispered conversations in corridors that…

Fake news is spreading faster than the virus

9 May 2020 9:00 am

The uncontainable spread of fake coronavirus news

President Bill Clinton speaks in the Rose Garden, May 24, 2000 in Washington, D.C. after the China trade vote in Congress.

How Bill Clinton junked America’s supremacy

18 April 2020 8:00 pm

‘This is a good day for America,’ said President Bill Clinton on May 24, the Year of Our Lord 2000.…

A lesson in survival from pre-21st century Marks & Spencer

18 April 2020 9:00 am

When I wrote last week about business-to-business pain-sharing for survival, I was naturally thinking first about UK companies. I say…

5g national security council

I tried to warn the National Security Council about China — and was fired for it

18 April 2020 4:17 am

The societal implications of 5G — on how we live and how we work — are truly mind-boggling. And so…

Coronavirus is a metaphor for our vulnerability over Huawei

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Monday night’s Commons rebellion over Huawei was on a surprisingly serious scale for a new government with a big mandate.…

Washington is furious at Boris's Huawei bid

12 March 2020 10:30 pm

Boris Johnson faced his first major rebellion of the new parliament on Tuesday. Parliamentarians are waking up to the fact…

Who leads the global 5G market?

1 February 2020 9:00 am

In the beginning How did Britain mark its entry into the European Economic Community on 1 January 1973? There were no…

Philip Pullman is right about the Oxford comma

1 February 2020 9:00 am

It was with regret that I read that Albert, retired King of the Belgians, has finally had to admit, following…

The most sinister thing about Huawei may be how clean it is

1 February 2020 9:00 am

I first wrote about the risks and rumours around Huawei — and made bad jokes about its name — in…

Boris risks backbench rebellion if he doesn’t get Huawei right

29 January 2020 11:33 pm

Tory MPs are not happy with the Huawei decision. Normally loyal MPs are expressing their bafflement at the announcement. As…

Why we’ll regret the Huawei gamble

29 January 2020 8:39 pm

It is apparently fine for China to ban western technology from its telecommunications network but quite unacceptable for us to…

The West can only blame itself for failing to prepare for Huawei

29 January 2020 3:20 am

With Boris Johnson’s government deciding to allow Huawei into Britain’s ‘non-core’ 5G networks, London is charting a new path for…

The dangers of letting Huawei build our 5G network

28 January 2020 11:36 pm

This afternoon Boris Johnson finally approved the use of equipment made by Huawei in building parts of Britain’s 5G network.…

Let’s face it, we’d steal China’s secrets if we could

11 May 2019 9:00 am

On the matter of whether former defence secretary Gavin Williamson was the real ‘H’ in Line of Duty, I admit…

Why women make better senior bankers than men

4 May 2019 9:00 am

If you’re a bloke in a suit who’d like to apply for the governorship of the Bank of England (deadline…

Britain’s Huawei gamble is sure to anger Donald Trump

25 April 2019 11:52 pm

Just hours after Donald Trump’s long-delayed state visit to Britain was finally confirmed, reports surfaced that Theresa May and her…

After Huawei, can we trust Chinese tech?

2 February 2019 9:00 am

The world is a better place for China’s emergence from behind the bamboo curtain where it hid for half a…

Who’s really to blame for the Crossrail fiasco?

8 December 2018 9:00 am

There’s been a strong sense of pre-Christmas turkeys coming home to roost in this week’s news, as stories I’ve written…

Bletchley Park was decades ahead of Silicon Valley. So what happened?

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Gordon Corera, best known as the security correspondent for BBC News, somehow finds time to write authoritative, well-researched and readable…