David Cameron faced humiliation on social media Sunday morning as hundreds of thousands of users denounced key Tory policies…. the hashtag #CameronMustGo was the top trending topic on Twitter.
IBTimes reports: The social media site is awash with users decrying Cameron’s policies on the NHS, the welfare system, bankers bonuses, the EU and cuts to services such as refuge centres for victims of domestic violence. More than 107,000 tweets demanding the Prime Minister step down had been posted by 9am.
The trend could also be a response to Ukip’s victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election on Friday, which meant Mark Reckless – a Tory defector – has become the second Ukip MP.
Left-wing political commentator and writer Owen Jones has leapt into the discussion, retweeting tweets about the Coalition government “fighting for banker’s bonuses” while closing fire stations.
Others posted graphics detailing how the need for food banks has increased since Cameron has been in 10 Downing Street.
Taking notice of how rapidly the hashtag gained traction on Sunday morning, some users called for Cameron to “take note” of the widespread dissent, and to re-evaluate government policies on hot topics such as the privatisation of the NHS before the general election in May 2015.
The changes in the UK’s education system led by Michael Gove and the controversial fracking operations are also hot-button topics for the hashtag.
Other commentators are questioning why the tweet that led to the resignation of Emily Thornberry received wide media coverage, yet this trending hashtag appears to not be covered by British media outlets.
The tweets aren’t just coming from disillusioned UK voters however, with data collating site Trends Map showing Americans, South Africans and even Australians joining in on the discussion about the British prime minister.