/ 14 November 2023

He’s back…

Former UK PM David Cameron
Image: Tom Evans via Wikimedia Commons

David Cameron, former PM of the UK from 2010-16, has returned to the frontbench as Foreign Secretary. He left politics in 2016 following the Brexit referendum, which he didn’t support – he said that meant he wasn’t able to lead the country through the process of leaving the European Union. To facilitate his return, Cameron has been appointed to the House of Lords, which is the unelected upper chamber of British politics. And what’s brought it on is a major reshuffle of PM Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives after he fired Home Secretary Suella Braverman – a right-winger who has made a series of controversial comments in recent weeks, including that the police have been too sympathetic towards pro-Palestinian protesters. Cameron says he’s “delighted” to return to politics, and while some commentators say he will bring clout and experience to the role, others point out that he is strongly disliked by elements of the party and electorate. “It’s a very odd appointment,” said one expert

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