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Major UK cabinet reshuffle

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (Cons.-Richmond, Yorkshire) has appointed former PM David Cameron (Cons.-Witney, formerly) as Foreign Secretary after sacking Home Secretary and waste of air Suella Braverman (Cons.-Fareham, and no relation to The Daily Parker at all, FFS) and moving James Cleverly (Cons.-Braintree) into her spot:

A spokesperson also confirmed Jeremy Hunt would remain as chancellor. However, the environment secretary, Therese Coffey, who was deputy prime minister under Liz Truss, resigned from her position.

Cameron posted on X, formerly known as Twitter: “We are facing a daunting set of international challenges, including the war in Ukraine and the crisis in the Middle East. At this time of profound global change, it has rarely been more important for this country to stand by our allies, strengthen our partnerships and make sure our voice is heard.”

Reacting to Cameron’s appointment: Pat McFadden MP, Labour’s National Campaign Coordinator, said: “A few weeks ago Rishi Sunak said David Cameron was part of a failed status quo, now he’s bringing him back as his life raft.

“This puts to bed the prime minister’s laughable claim to offer change from 13 years of Tory failure.”

Sunak made other changes to the cabinet as well, using a plant sprayer on the raging dumpster fire that is the Tory government, as more British politicians across all parties call for an election the Conservatives will obviously lose.

Cameron has accepted a peerage to return to Parliament without being elected. While not strictly necessary, in practice members of the Cabinet serve in Parliament, and there is ample precedent for the move. Because members of the House of Lords are not allowed to address the House of Commons, Cameron's deputy, the international development minister Andrew Mitchell (Cons.-Gedling) will speak for the Foreign Office in Commons.

To better understand why Braverman got the sack, allow British satirist Jonathan Pie to explain:

Braverman deserves to go. She can go write her book now.

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  • David Harper

    11/13/2023 8:31:58 PM +00:00 |

    Many MPs are apparently very unhappy about the ennoblement and appointment of David Cameron as Foreign Secretary.  Some, because out of 350 Tory MPs, Rishi Sunak evidently didn't think any of them could do the job.  Others, because as a peer, Cameron cannot be held accountable by the House of Commons.

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