British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak appointed former leader David Cameron as foreign minister on Monday, following the firing of interior minister Suella Braverman. Braverman had criticized the police, which threatened Sunak’s authority. This reshuffle is seen as a move by Sunak to bring in more centrist and experienced individuals, rather than appeasing the right-wing faction of his party that supported Braverman. Sunak faced pressure from both his party and the opposition to remove Braverman, leading to an earlier-than-planned reshuffle to replace underperforming ministers and bring in allies. Braverman’s unauthorized article accusing the police of “double standards” at protests, particularly regarding pro-Palestinian demonstrators, further compelled Sunak to take action. The Labour Party criticized Braverman’s comments, stating that they exacerbated tensions between different groups during recent protests. James Cleverly replaced Braverman as interior minister, while Cameron’s appointment as foreign minister surprised many. Cameron, who was previously ousted from power after the Brexit referendum, is welcomed by centrist Conservatives who believe his international experience will help stabilize the government. However, some right-wing Conservatives expressed disappointment at Braverman’s removal and suggested she could become a vocal force in parliament.
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