Back­lash to ru­mour of Cameron’s come­back

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - News - SHAUN CON­NOLLY AND ALEXAN­DER BRIT­TON news@west­erndai­ly­

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

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