David Cameron wants to be foreign secretary - but Labour MPs have other ideas

Written by David Singleton on 2 November 2018 in Diary

Two MPs appear to think he would be better suited to editing Waitrose Food magazine.

To say that Labour MPs are not excited about the news that David Cameron wants to return to frontline politics would be something of an understatement.

According to The Sun, the former prime minister has told friends he is "bored s***less" two years after leaving Downing Street and then quitting as an MP. And he would quite like to come back as foreign secretary.

One friend told the paper's political editor Tom Newton Dunn: "David is dedicated to public service, and has often said he wouldn’t rule out a public role one day, domestically or internationally. But he is only 52, and still a young man."

But Labour deputy leader Tom Watson told Good Morning Britain: “I think it’s outrageous. I think that guy ran away from a referendum result that he imposed on the country and he had a responsibility to take us through Brexit and the negotiations.

"To just sort of consider coming back as if it’s an entitlement was actually part of the problem we had with David Cameron in the first place."

Angela Rayner pleaded: “David please stay in retirement.” But other MPs had different ideas.






Shadow business and international trade minister Bill Esterton suggested: “If David Cameron is bored maybe he should volunteer at the food banks created by his disastrous government.”

Meanwhile Liz Kendall and Jess Phillips both retweeted people suggesting that Cameron would be better off replacing the Old Etonian who was forced out of his job as editor of Waitrose  Food magazine this week.

In order to return to the Tory frontbench, Cameron would either have to be re-elected as an MP or accept a peerage.





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