The Daily Telegraph
Harnessing David Cameron’s political experience is a shrewd move by a PM with few alternatives
Sir – Rishi Sunak has recognised the dearth of suitably seasoned candidates for Cabinet roles. Appointing David Cameron Foreign Secretary and harnessing his experience and maturity – things sadly missing in recent Tory administrations – is a shrewd move.
Reading , Berkshire
Sir – It’s time for the grown-ups.
Sir – So David Cameron, who threw in the towel the moment he lost the Brexit referendum, is now the new Foreign Secretary. How tone-deaf can this woeful Government be?
Sir – We now have a Foreign Secretary who is not an elected MP, given the job by an unelected Prime Minister who arrived in his post by succeeding a failed, unelected predecessor whom he failed to defeat in a leadership race.
To add insult to injury, the latest Foreign Secretary is none other than the PM who led the country into 13 years of austerity, nearly broke the Union with an independence referendum and then repeated the exercise with another referendum that ended in Brexit.
Would someone please explain where the British voting public come in?
Newcastle upon Tyne
Sir – For two years I have told anyone willing to listen that the Government needs David Cameron back in a front-line role. I therefore cried tears of joy at the news that he has agreed to serve in this senior position.
As Foreign Secretary and an experienced and successful former prime minister – who was consistently more popular than the party he led
– he will be able to speak with authority on behalf of the Government and hugely improve its poor media communications.
This Cabinet reshuffle is a political risk worth taking and one that may come to be seen as a turning point in the Conservatives’ political fortunes.
Sir – The appointment of David Cameron as Foreign Secretary reminds me of the scene in Back to the Future when Marty Mcfly first seeks out Professor Emmett Brown in 1955 and tells him he is from 1985. Sceptically, Brown demands: “Tell me, future boy, who is President of the United States in 1985?” On being informed that it is Ronald Reagan, he repeats the name with open ridicule and asks: “Then who’s vice-president, Jerry Lewis?”
I wish I had a flux capacitor.
Hull, East Yorkshire
Sir – Now that Suella Braverman has been sacked, could she and Nigel Farage form a partnership? A centreright party to challenge the old system might be what the country needs. Veronica Timperley
Sir – First Dominic Raab, now Suella Braverman. Two of the few sensible ministers who have a feel for how the majority are reacting to current events in this shambolic country.
I have voted Conservative all my life but Rishi Sunak is in danger of losing yet another supporter.
Sir – The grey blob strikes again. Harry Gorst
Sir – Now we have confirmation that Labour decides who will be ministers in Rishi Sunak’s Government.