‘I look forward to supporting you from the backbenches and working together for a Conservative majority at the next election, which I believe to be profoundly in the national interest.’
Expert analysis: David Cameron’s appointment is an act of desperation – and a ‘useful distraction’ from Suella Braverman’s sacking
‘It’s difficult to believe that this is going to impress voters, whether they are convinced Brexiteers who despise David Cameron for being a remainer, or convinced remainers who despise David Cameron for holding and losing a referendum.
‘On the upside, it’s a useful distraction from Braverman’s sacking, and as a former prime minister it will mean that the UK has rather more clout in international circles than perhaps might have been the case.’
Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg: Sacking Suella Braverman will make it harder for Tories to win the next general election
‘David Cameron got the Brexit issue wrong in terms of the Conservative party and indeed the country at large who voted to leave but he did give us the choice to have the vote.
‘Without him we wouldn’t have had that referendum. He is a highly intelligent, capable individual. But will this potentially push some people to Reform’
Labour says Rishi Sunak’s decision to appoint David Cameron as Foreign Secretary appointment is ‘desperate’ and ‘laughable’
‘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.’
David Cameron was a disastrous PM. This is a last gasp act of desperation from a government devoid of talent and ideas. Amid international crisis, Sunak has chosen an unelected failure from the past who MPs cannot even hold to account.
Pictured: David Cameron arrives for work at the Foreign Office
Analysis: David Cameron’s return as Rishi Sunak’s Foreign Secretary is truly extraordinary – but will it calm Tory jitters amid fears of a civil war over Suella Braverman’s sacking?