Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken over as Foreign Secretary, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on X (formerly Twitter). Former Foreign Minister James Cleverley has been appointed Home Secretary to replace Suella Braverman.
In Great Britain, cabinet ministers are elected from one of the houses of parliament – the House of Commons. David Cameron has not been in Parliament since 2016, however, as he notes Sky Newsthe government has confirmed that he will now enter the House of Lords as a life peer, giving him the opportunity to serve as a minister again.
In his first statement as Foreign Secretary, Mr Cameron called the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East “a daunting set of challenges”. “Rarely has it been more important in this country’s past to stand with allies, strengthen our partnerships, and make our voices heard than in this time of profound global change,” he wrote in X.
According to British media, Rishi Sunak has begun the process of large-scale reshuffles in the government. The kingdom’s interior minister, Suella Braverman, was fired after she published a column in The Times newspaper. In it, Ms Braverman criticized the police, accusing them of “double standards” and failing to deal with “pro-Palestinian crowds” as well as far-right marches. This is already her second resignation from the post of Minister of Internal Affairs. She was first appointed to the position by Prime Minister Liz Truss in September 2022, but was soon sacked for sending an official document from her home computer, which is prohibited by department rules.
David Cameron has been leader of the Conservative Party since 2005 and was elected prime minister in 2010. Resigned in 2016.