CITY AM – Cam-Back Kid
Sunak’s reshuffle is the latest attempt to relaunch Tory politics
CITY AM SAYS Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle was his third attempt to relaunch the Conservative Party, and this time he’s also reheating David Cameron’s career, writes Will Cooling
Rishi Sunak is a prime minister with nowhere left to run. Neither David Cameron’s shock return nor the long overdue second departure of Suella Braverman from government should obscure this fact. Indeed, they underline that Sunak has frittered away the past year and is now left desperately trying to salvage something from the wreckage.
His premiership was born of the need for the Tory Party to relaunch itself, following the short-lived, chaotic era of Liz Truss, which was in itself, a relaunch from the chaotic era of Boris Johnson. But once he had stemmed the bleeding from the mini-budget, Sunak lacked the coherent policy rationale needed to give his government purpose.
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