'Didn't you do enough damage last time?' David Cameron's comeback slammed by opponents

David Harding
Contributor

David Cameron’s announcement that he wants to return to frontline politics have been dismissed as ‘bizarre’.

The former prime minister quit after the Brexit referendum in 2016 when the country voted to leave the European Union.

But now he wants to make a comeback.

The Sun reported the 52-year-old as telling friends he wanted to return to the front benches two years after leaving 10 Downing Street.

David Cameron, with his family, quits as PM in July 2016 (PA)

There were even reports he wanted the Foreign Secretary job for the next PM after Theresa May.

It was also said that Mr Cameron was ‘bored s***less’.

But opposition party members have told Mr Cameron that he should remain in his garden shed, where he has spent some of his time since quitting.

Shadow education minister Angela Rayner labelled the rumoured return as ‘bizarre’.

She was among a series of Labour MPs who reacted to the news.


Ms Rayner tweeted: ‘Just when you thought politics couldn’t get anymore bizarre.

‘No David please stay in retirement you caused enough damage last time.’

Many remainers blame Mr Cameron for Britain leaving the European Union by agreeing a referendum, and then walking away immediately after the vote.

Shadow communities and local government secretary Andrew Gwynne wrote: ‘God. No. Didn’t he do enough damage first time round?? Please spare us all.’

Redcar MP Anna Turley said: ‘The sense of entitlement is unreal. Please go away and think about what you’ve done.’

Emily Thornberry posted a facepalm emoji – a picture used to display frustration or embarrassment at a certain situation.

Yvette Cooper tweeted: ‘What, because it worked out so well last time? Man, you ripped up our closest international partnership. By accident. That makes you even worse than Boris Johnson.’

However, some might be pleased to see him make a comeback. A YouGov poll in July found that more people – 28% to 22% – would prefer him to be PM than Theresa May.