In a surprising turn of events, David Cameron has re-entered the fold of the UK government, assuming the role of Foreign Secretary in a remarkable comeback for the former prime minister. This unexpected development sheds light on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's bold approach to political rejuvenation, demonstrating a willingness to take calculated risks, as reported by the media.
The announcement from Downing Street on Monday revealed Cameron's return to government service, a move facilitated by his acceptance of a peerage. This strategic decision is part of a broader reshuffle, which saw the removal of Suella Braverman as home secretary and the subsequent appointment of James Cleverly as her successor, also taking over the reins from Cameron as foreign secretary.
A spokesperson from Downing Street confirmed that Jeremy Hunt would retain his position as chancellor, according to The Guardian's report.
David Cameron's departure from political life in 2016, following the Brexit referendum defeat, seemed final. However, reports from 2018 indicated that he harbored a desire to rejoin frontline politics, with a preference for the role of foreign secretary.
Despite maintaining a relatively low profile since stepping down, Cameron found himself embroiled in a scandal two years ago. This controversy revolved around his lobbying efforts directed at government ministers to secure financing for Greensill Capital, a financial services company that has since gone insolvent.
He returned to the headlines last month when he said Sunak's decision to cancel the HS2 high-speed train line between Birmingham and Manchester was wrong, adding: "We are heading in the wrong direction.”
(With Agency Inputs)