In surprise move, David Cameron returns to U.K. government

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron made an unexpected return to high office on Nov. 13, becoming foreign secretary in a major shakeup of the Conservative government that also saw the firing of divisive Home Secretary Suella Braverman.

Mr. Cameron, who led the United Kingdom’s government between 2010 and 2016 and triggered the country’s exit from the European Union, was appointed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in a Cabinet shuffle in which he sacked Ms. Braverman, a law-and-order hardliner who drew anger for accusing police of being too lenient with pro-Palestinian protesters.

She was replaced by James Cleverly, who had been foreign secretary. Mr. Sunak was making further changes to the government throughout the day, with Environment Secretary Therese Coffey saying she would be leaving her job.

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