DAVID Cameron has made a sensational return to frontline politics as Foreign Secretary.
The former PM, 57, was seen walking into No.10 amid Rishi Sunak’s Cabinet reshuffle this morning.David Cameron entering No.10 this morning[/caption] Rishi Sunak during the National Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph on Sunday[/caption]
Mr Cameron stepped down as PM following the Brexit referendum in June 2016, before resigning as an MP under Theresa May’s government two months later.
However, he was pictured in Downing Street this morning, fuelling speculation of an unexpected return to government.
On a seismic day of change at No10;
- Suella Braverman has been fired as Home Sec
- David Cameron is on the brink of a sensational comeback
- It is understood the ex-PM could become Foreign Sec
- James Cleverly is set to replace Suella as Home Sec
- Nick Gibb has quit as Schools Minister
It comes as the PM today sacked Suella Braverman as Home Secretary after she was accused of fuelling Armistice Day tensions by slamming Met Police chiefs.
A No 10 source said the Prime Minister “asked Suella Braverman to leave Government and she has accepted”.
The Conservatives said Mr Sunak is carrying out a wider reshuffle which “strengthens his team in Government to deliver long-term decisions for a brighter future”.
Over the weekend, Ms Braverman came out swinging after growing calls for her to quit.
But today she said: “It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as home secretary.”
She added: “I will have more to say in due course.”
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly was seen entering No 10 following news of Mrs Braverman’s exit.
News of Mrs Braverman’s exit came as defence minister James Heappey was touring broadcast studios.
Minutes before she was sacked, he had told LBC that Mr Sunak and his team in No 10 had been “very clear she (Mrs Braverman) has his confidence and, in that sense, one would imagine that she will continue”.
But he was told on air during an ITV’s Good Morning Britain interview that she had been sacked, leaving him to say: “Your viewers will be enjoying my discomfort, but it is in this case difficult to offer commentary when I just don’t know what is going on.”
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey said: “Suella Braverman was never fit to be Home Secretary. Rishi Sunak knew this and he still appointed her.
“It was the Prime Minister’s sheer cowardice that kept her in the job even for this long.
“We are witnessing a broken party and a broken Government, both of which are breaking this country.”Mr Cameron is in line for a return to frontline politics[/caption] Sacked Home Secretary Suella Braverman leaving her home this morning[/caption]