March 20, 2020
Nigel Farage has said that the Chinese coronavirus has exposed the West’s dependence on China in its supply chains, and he hopes the pandemic inspires Prime Minister Boris Johnson to reconsider his decision to allow Huawei to help build Britain’s 5G network.
“The West’s supply chains have become too dependent on China,” the Brexit Party leader wrote in Newsweek.
Referencing President Xi Jinping’s government offering support to Serbia and Italy over the Wuhan virus, Mr Farage said: “To see China now exploiting a crisis that they have caused to spread their influence further and deeper into Europe should send a chill down our spines.”
Criticising those who benefit from ties with China, the Brexiteer added: “I have pointed out before that many members of our big business class, of the civil service, and indeed of our political class are increasingly in the pay of China.
“They ought to take their noses out of the trough and have a think. Their financial wellbeing is not above the good of our nation.”
This article was posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:04 am