In the UK, Rishi Sunak dismissed Suella Braverman from his government and appointed David Cameron

In the UK, Rishi Sunak dismissed Suella Braverman from his government and appointed David Cameron

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has finally decided to part ways with Suella Braverman, his controversial Home Secretary. Multiply disputes, provocations and qualifications “Hate marches” Peaceful pro-Palestinian marches in London over the past four weekends without condemnation of the main rioters – the far-right activists who tried to force access to the Cenotaph on November 11 – have become too toxic for a large part of the country. Conservative MPs and weakened Mr Sunak’s authority.

Was it about reducing the dissatisfaction of many supporters of the right of MI Braverman, by making his exclusion less personal? In any case, Rishi Sunak chose to announce his departure, Monday, November 13, as part of a broader cabinet reshuffle, in the process appointing former Prime Minister David Cameron (2010-2016) to the position of Foreign Business Secretary. He replaces James Cleverly, who takes over as Home Secretary on short notice.

Legacy discussed

Cameron’s return to politics is also a surprise. An apparent moderate conservative, he is well-known on the international scene, but his legacy is at least up for debate: he is the one through whom Brexit arrived, having proposed a referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union which ended in a British victory. Vote “no” in June 2016.

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He is also the person who in 2010, at the head of a coalition with the Liberal Democrats, launched an austerity policy that explains the decline of British public services: schools lack teachers, courts lack judges, and investments in public infrastructure are at a standstill. Nearly 8 million people are waiting for a surgery or public hospital appointment.

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To add further controversy, Cameron is not even a member of Parliament – although it is usual for a minister to sit in the House of Commons. He was appointed Lord on Monday to at least be able to respond to his actions and the government’s actions in the House of Lords. His name is linked to one of the worst recent lobbying scandals. According to the BBC and Financial Timesthe former Prime Minister has earned millions of pounds through litigation in the case of the financial company Greensill Capital, which is now under investigation for fraud in Germany and Switzerland.

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