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David Cameron lined up to become the next Nato Secretary General

Nicole Morley
David Cameron lined up to become the next Nato Secretary General
David Cameron has emerged as a front runner for the Nato role (Picture: Getty/Metro)
The former Prime Minister could become the next Nato Secretary General.
David Cameron is reportedly being lined up by the Government to replace Jens Stoltenberg, the current secretary general and former Norwegian PM, when he steps down in 2018 or 2019.
It’s believed he was nominated for the £220,000 job by Theresa May.
A senior Cabinet minister told the Daily Mail: ‘We’ve got to find a role for him – he has so much to offer. We have got to get him battling for Britain again.’
The rumours come after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the UK is likely to play a more prominent role in Nato ‘to compensate’ following an exit from the European Union.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20:  British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10, Downing Street to attend a Housing Select Committee on December 20, 2016 in London, England. Mrs May has sent a message of condolence to German Chancellor Angela Merkel following the Berlin lorry attack in which 12 people were killed.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Theresa May reportedly recommended Cameron for the role (Picture: Getty)
Fallon said: It’s a disappointment we’re leaving the European Union because in my view it does add to what Nato gives us.
‘But Nato is the cornerstone of our defence and what we’ll be telling other leaders is we’ll be doing more in Nato to compensate for our withdrawal from the EU.’
If Cameron plans to secure the role, he must get on the right side of the United States.

The Nato secretary general is appointed via consensus following talks between the 28 member states, though support from America is often thought of as influential as the body’s most senior military officer – the Supreme Allied Commander Europe – is frequently filled by an American representative.

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