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Former Prime Minister Returns to UK Cabinet

PA Media via BBC News

November 13 saw the return of former Prime Minister David Cameron to the Cabinet for the first time in seven years. Cameron is the new Foreign Secretary after Rishi Sunak’s major cabinet reshuffle. He will also take a seat in the House of Lords as Lord David Cameron.

Cameron has replaced the outgoing James Cleverly who is the new Home Secretary, following the sacking of Suella Braverman. Braverman had been subject to mass unpopularity from the British public following her handling of the Rwanda deportation plans, the illegal migration over the English Channel and her recent criticisms of the ongoing protests relating to the Israeli- Gaza conflict.

Before becoming Prime Minister, Cameron served as Conservative Party leader from 2005, in opposition to Labour Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. In the 2010 election, Cameron became Prime Minister after the winning 36 percent of the popular vote and forming a coalition government with Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats.

Cameron would remain as Prime Minister until 2016, winning 24 more seats in the 2015 election and lead as a lone government. On February 26, 2016, Cameron announced that a referendum would be held to decide Britain’s membership with the European Union. He was an ardent Remainer and in June 2016, 52 percent of the country voted to leave. Cameron resigned on June 24 as he felt no longer suited to the task of taking Britain out of the European Union, after campaigning to remain so vigorously.

Cameron remained out of politics for seven years and his return to Westminster has come as a shock to many. Sunak has spoke in defence of Cameron, calling him “a strong and capable Prime Minister.” Cameron was delighted to be a part of the “strongest possible team” in anticipation of the 2024 election.

The cabinet reshuffle has been far from popular with the opposition. After six years of austerity government under Cameron, during the cost of living crisis, many MPs are arguing how “the hiring of David Cameron will put food on their plates.”

The decision from Sunak has been of the highest stakes and it is a matter of time until the public will judge the latest political stint of David Cameron.

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