The #CameronMustGo, which criticised the Prime Minister and called for him to step down, has been trending for 5 days.
More than 400,000 tweets were sent using the hashtag, many of which criticised the record of the Prime Minister and the performance of the Coalition.
The hashtag was tweeted, and retweeted by big names such as Owen Jones, Ken Livingston, John Prescott, and Queen musician Brian May. As well as organisations and think-tanks such as Labour Left, and UK Uncut. It was used to criticise a number of the government’s actions, ranging from reform of the NHS to economic policy.
It started when two twitter users, called “Gail” and “Jon Swindon” urged their collective 5,000 followers to join them in tweeting #CameronMustGo
— UK Uncut (@UKuncut) November 26, 2014
If you believe in fairness, basic human dignity, equality and justice then #CameronMustGo. And he can take the rest of the ConDems with him.
— Rufus Hound (@RufusHound) November 22, 2014
— Labour Left (@LabourLeft) November 23, 2014
Because a society where the wealth of the top 1,000 can double while workers’ pay packets fall year after year is bankrupt #CameronMustGo
— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) November 22, 2014
This comes in the wake of the recent defeat suffered by the Conservatives in the Rochester and Strood by election, which was won by UKIP’s Mark Reckless, who defected from the Conservative Party, as well as the recent opinion polls suggesting that Labour will win the general election in 2015. Polls also indicate increasing discontent with the Liberal Democrat half of the coalition, which many view as having betrayed its core values by allying with the Conservatives.
— paint it black (@CollinsMikeyc) November 27, 2014
— Dr Éoin Clarke (@LabourEoin) November 26, 2014
— Pleb but not thick (@Jumphoops2voice) November 27, 2014
— Jon Swindon (@jon_swindon) November 26, 2014