David Cameron tipped to return from Brexit disaster in top Nato role

Cameron resigned in the wake of the Brexit referendum

David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister in June

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Six months on from his resignation as Prime Minister in the wake of the Brexit referendum, David Cameron is reportedly being considered to take over as secretary-general.

Sources cited by the Daily Mail suggest Theresa May's advisors are keen to put forward Cameron forward for the role, believing he would be a strong candidate given his prime ministerial experience.

Mrs May is keen to increase Britain's influence in Nato and met with the organisation's current secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, at Downing Street last month.

Stoltenberg, who has held Nato's top job since 2014, is due to step down in either 2018 or 2019. His tenure has been marked by heavy criticism of Nato, with US President-elect Donald Trump among the most vocal critics of the pan-national military organisation. Trump has even threatened to withdraw American for the group unless other members increase their financial contribution.

Cameron quit as Prime Minister the morning after the UK's shock decision to leave the European Union, having spent six years in office. He was heavily criticised for holding the Brexit referendum and has barely been seen in public life since his resignation.