PM CAMERON ARRIVES FOR FIRST CABINET MEETING AS FOREIGN MINISTER The Prime Minister reshuffle is still under question
Foreign Minister David Cameron attended his first cabinet meeting today, a day after he was appointed to the job by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Cameron and Development Minister Andrew Mitchell arrived for the meeting at 10 Downing Street, where Cameron spent six years in office as prime minister from 2010 to 2016.
Sunak brought Cameron back into government as foreign minister on Monday in a reshuffle triggered by his firing of interior minister Suella Braverman after her criticism of police threatened his authority.
Rishi Sunak therefore was able to welcome a ‘strong and united’ cabinet. Mr Sunak said it was an “important week”, with inflation figures and the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Rwanda deportation scheme due on Wednesday, followed by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s autumn statement next Wednesday.
Cameron has been out of politics since resigning after the Brexit vote in 2016 and is seemingly able to return to government via an urgent appointment to the House of Lords, the upper house of the British parliament.
His involvement with the collapsed specialty finance group Greensill Capital is still pending an ongoing investigation. He was an adviser to the supply chain finance business, reportedly on a salary of £720,000, on whose behalf it later turned out he had lobbied government figures.
This only emerged after Greensill collapsed in March 2021 due to its exposure to GFG Alliance, a group of businesses specialising in the metals industry, which was controlled by the entrepreneur Sanjeev Gupta.
The fallout from the Greensill affair is still rumbling on. The Serious Fraud Office is still investigating Mr Gupta’s business empire and, in particular, its financing arrangements with Greensill Capital.