UK cabinet reshuffle: James Cleverly was appointed interior minister, and Cameron, who led Britain from 2010 to 2016 before resigning after the Brexit referendum resulted in a loss, takes his place.
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James Cleverly was named Secretary of State for Home Affairs on Monday in a significant UK cabinet reshuffle, just hours after Suella Braverman was fired as UK Home Secretary.
Remarkably, Downing Street was also notified that former prime minister David Cameron had been appointed as the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs.
This comes after Reuters reported that UK PM Rishi Sunak fired his home secretary Suella Braverman for her scathing criticism of Police in the midst of the country’s continuous pro-Palestine demonstrations.
“The official X handle of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr. James Cleverly MP, has been appointed Secretary of State for the Home Department @ukhomeoffice,” the handle announced on X (formerly Twitter).
A follow-up post stated, “The Rt Hon @David_Cameron has been appointed Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs @FCDOGovUK.”
Notably, this is the first prime minister to return to the cabinet after the Second World War.
Following Britain’s result in a referendum called by to exit the European Union in 2016, Cameron announced his resignation as prime minister.
As PM Sunak faced increasing pressure over her Times UK piece criticizing the Metropolitan Police for allegedly “going soft” on some “radical elements” at pro-Palestine marches, Braverman was removed.
In an opinion piece published before of a pro-Palestinian march on Saturday, the UK Home Secretary allegedly accused the police of using a “double standard” when it came to gatherings, especially pro-Palestinian marches, according to Reuters.
Braverman warned police chiefs on October 10th, 2010, not to fly Palestinian flags in UK streets. In a report published by the Anadolu Agency, she stated that flying the flag “may not be legitimate” if it is interpreted as endorsing terrorism.
One of the biggest pro-Palestine marches since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict took place in London on November 11. Marching from Marble Arch in Hyde Park through the city, thousands of demonstrators marched down Vauxhall Bridge Road, over the River Thames, and to the US Embassy on Nine Elms Lane. The march was organized to express disapproval of US President Joe Biden’s unwavering support for the Israeli military’s ground operation in Gaza as a response to the October 7th Onslaught of Hamas attacks, 200 Israelis were abducted and 1,400 Israelis died as a result.
There were anti-Semitic banners, anti-Hamas slogans, and anti-Jewish chants during the march, according to Israel’s Channel 12.