Might he go to jail too? Piers Morgan tears into Gavin Williamson’s sacking over Huawei leak
Williamson was fired on Wednesday by PM Theresa May, who claimed he was the culprit behind the leak, which rocked the UK a week ago. The Daily Telegraph published data from the National Security Council meeting during which the ministers agreed to grant the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei limited access to the development of the British 5G network.Also on rt.com UK's May sacks defence minister Williamson over Huawei leak
Morgan found both the revelation –and May’s resolve to actually do something about it– quite astounding, and wondered what awaits Williamson next; jail time, or was a sacking for divulging top secrets enough?
BREAKING: Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson sensationally sacked after being identified as Huawei leaker. Might he go to jail too?Very serious offence to disclose info from National Security Council.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 1, 2019
I don't know what's more shocking - Gavin Williamson leaking national secrets or Theresa May finding the balls to sack him for it.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 1, 2019
Morgan’s subscribers, however, were not quite eager to throw the disgraced minister behind bars, with many of them insisting that he was actually worth praising … as a whistleblower of sorts, who exposed May’s arguably questionable actions.
@theresa_may is essentially allowing the Chinese Government to spy on us. Gavin Williamson is a hero for exposing this.— Trevor Singer (@TrevorSinger84) May 1, 2019
Should we not thank Williamson for exposing May as a National security risk ?— Bournemouth Brexit Battalion (@BattalionBrexit) May 1, 2019
Why? For leaking something that could cripple our infrastructure and clearly endangers our national security? He should be applauded as such.— Robert Peel (@SteeltownPeel) May 1, 2019
Ironically, the whole Williamson affair unfolded the same day another whistleblower, Julian Assange, was jailed for 50 weeks for skipping bail back in 2012, in proceedings that eventually were closed. And now Assange faces possible extradition to the US, where he might ultimately face the death penalty.
Williamson himself, however, appears not quite eager to try on the laurels of a high-profile whistleblower. The ex-minister vehemently denied any involvement in the leak, issuing an entire letter on the matter.
Spoken to Gavin Williamson. He swore on his children’s life to me that he didn’t leak the Huawei news and neither did his staff. Said he believes this is the settling of a vendetta between him and Mark Sedwill— Alistair Bunkall (@AliBunkallSKY) May 1, 2019
Morgan, however, seemed to be quite skeptical about Williamson’s denial, warning that a politician should not be trusted, even with such things.
WOW... nobody, not even a politician, would lie on their children’s lives, would they? https://t.co/QsJ1idDToR— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 1, 2019
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