David Cameron brings experience and baggage as he returns to politics
FT says Rishi Sunak has chosen as his top diplomat a man who was the accidental midwife of Brexit and then had a starring role in the biggest British lobbying scandal in recent years.
David Cameron’s return to front-line politics as foreign secretary comes after seven years in the wilderness that started with his resignation as prime minister in 2016 in the wake of the Brexit referendum.
The surprise comeback is an attempt by Sunak to show that he has the political backbone to shift his cabinet to the centre ground and wrest power away from the Conservative rightwing.
But it will be the first time since the 1970s that a former UK prime minister has returned to another cabinet role, bringing all of their baggage with them too, including in Cameron’s case his career out of office.