Following Suella Braverman’s dismissal, former UK prime minister David Cameron unexpectedly returns to the position of foreign secretary.
Following Suella Braverman’s dismissal, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made the unexpected nomination of former UK Prime Minister David Cameron as the nation’s new Foreign Secretary.
The 57-year-old David Cameron led Britain as prime minister from 2010 until his resignation in 2016 following the country’s decision to leave the European Union in the Brexit referendum.
After spending the last seven years writing his memoirs and getting involved in business, he makes an unexpected comeback.
After being appointed this morning while in Number 10, the former prime minister claimed to have “disagreed with some individual decisions” but that he “gladly accepted” Rishi Sunak’s offer.
Mr. Cameron described his new boss as a “strong and capable prime minister who is showing exemplary leadership at a difficult time”
His appointment occurs soon after Suella Braverman, the controversial home secretary, was fired last week for challenging the prime minister’s authority.
She rejected Number 10’s orders to soften an essay comparing the pro-Palestinian Armistice Day event to sectarian marches in Northern Ireland, casting doubt on her future last week.
By claiming in the article that Black Lives Matter protestors were “allowed to break rules” yet lockdown objectors were “given no quarter” by police during the Covid-19 pandemic, she also seemed to be undermining the operational independence of the Metropolitan Police.
Sunak expressed discomfort with Braverman’s remarks on X, the previous Twitter site, stating that individuals who are homeless and live in tents have made a “lifestyle choice.”