Rishi Sunak sacked Suella Braverman as home secretary and appointed David Cameron as foreign secretary in a reshuffle aimed at repositioning the party.
Why it matters
The reshuffle highlights the ongoing internal divisions within the Conservative Party and the challenges it faces in defining its electoral strategy ahead of the upcoming general election.
What the papers say
The Telegraph suggests that the reshuffle signifies a shift towards the 'moderate' centre-right, while The Times highlights the backlash from the right-wing of the party. New Statesman emphasizes the party's flip-flopping over the years, and Politico discusses the risk of Sunak's change in strategy.
How we got here
The Conservative Party has been experiencing internal divisions, commonly referred to as the 'Tory civil war', which have intensified with the reshuffle. The party is struggling to unite its various factions and define its electoral strategy.
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Rishi Sunak is a British politician serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020. He was appointed Chancellor by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, following the resignation of Sajid Javid during a Cabinet reshuffle in 2020.
David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. He was the Member of Parliament for Witney from 2001 to 2016 and leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, and also known colloquially as the Tories, Tory Party, or simply the Conservatives, is a political party in the United Kingdom.
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom that has been described as an alliance of social democrats, democratic socialists and trade unionists.