Backlash to rumour of Cameron’s comeback
FORMER prime minister David Cameron is rumoured to be eyeing a return to frontline politics. The Sun newspaper reported the 52-year-old as telling friends he wanted to return to the front benches two years after leaving 10 Downing Street in the wake of the Brexit vote.
Downing Street yesterday responded by saying any return by Mr Cameron would be a matter for him.
Cotswolds-based Mr Cameron would not be against the idea of Cabinet recall in the government of whoever succeeds Theresa May as Prime Minister, The Sun reported.
A spokeswoman for Mrs May said the PM and Mr Cameron “often speak”.
But she added: “Whether he chooses to seek to return to frontline politics or not is entirely a matter for him.”
Shadow education minister Angela Rayner labelled the rumoured return of Mr Cameron as “bizarre”.
Ms Rayner, MP for Ashton-underLyne, was among a series of Labour MPs who reacted to reports of the former prime minister fancying the job of foreign secretary.
Ms Rayner tweeted: “Just when you thought politics couldn’t get anymore bizarre.
“No David please stay in retirement you caused enough damage last time.”
Shadow communities and local government secretary Andrew Gwynne wrote: “God. No. Didn’t he do enough damage first time round?? Please spare us all.”
Emily Thornberry posted a facepalm emoji in response – an image used to display frustration or embarrassment at a certain situation.
Redcar MP Anna Turley said: “The sense of entitlement is unreal. Please go away and think about what you’ve done.”
Yvette because time?
“Man, you ripped up our closest international partnership. By accident. That makes you even worse than Boris Johnson.”
Cooper tweeted: “What, it worked out so well last
Former prime minister David Cameron is reported to be eyeing up a return to government as foreign secretary