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18 Reasons People Think David Cameron Must Go

Twitter users made #CameronMustGo a viral topic, saying his government had failed to deliver on promises and cuts had affected the poorest in the country.

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This weekend, Twitter was angry. Specifically, Twitter users were angry at the Coalition government and launched a #CameronMustGo hashtag that went viral overnight.

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Almost 100,000 tweets were sent on both Saturday and Sunday, according to Twitter analytics tool Topsy.

It was started by Jon Swindon, who claims to also be the co-founder of the #WeBackEd hashtag. Jon asked users to tweet at the same time to maximise the chances of people seeing it across Twitter.

6pm SATURDAY: The media won't say a bad word but we can. Please copy, share and get ready to say why #CameronMustGo

Jon Swindon@jon_swindonFollow

6pm SATURDAY: The media won't say a bad word but we can. Please copy, share and get ready to say why #CameronMustGo

7:29 AM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

1. There were a lot of genuine concerns. Things like cuts to the poorest in society.

Before I go off can I just say that #CameronMustGo for what his unfair/cruel policies have done to those less able to cope #CameronMustGo

Collette Mather@collystweetsFollow

Before I go off can I just say that #CameronMustGo for what his unfair/cruel policies have done to those less able to cope #CameronMustGo

7:32 PM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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2.

8% of the UK population are disabled, yet 29% of austerity cuts have been directed at disabled people. #CameronMustGo

Amy@thisisamy_Follow

8% of the UK population are disabled, yet 29% of austerity cuts have been directed at disabled people. #CameronMustGo

9:32 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3.

#CameronMustGo because austerity is the problem- not migrants, not benefits recipients, not the weak and vulnerable

Harry Leslie Smith@HarryslaststandFollow

#CameronMustGo because austerity is the problem- not migrants, not benefits recipients, not the weak and vulnerable

2:06 PM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4.

#CameronMustGo because this is a national disgrace and it shouldn't be left to charity to pick up the pieces @Shelter

Jan Laverick@sproggledFollow

#CameronMustGo because this is a national disgrace and it shouldn't be left to charity to pick up the pieces @Shelter

6:48 PM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. And large cuts to the NHS are exactly why health workers are on strike today.

#CameronMustGo because he wasted ꌻn on a costly NHS reorganisation but won't pay nurses a measly 1%

Labour Left@LabourLeftFollow

#CameronMustGo because he wasted ꌻn on a costly NHS reorganisation but won't pay nurses a measly 1%



12:23 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

6.

Kidney dialysis is " to be no longer prescribed as a treatment on NHS " imagine the implications of that ~ which is why #CameronMustGo ,,,,

Gerry@ArchangelolillFollow

Kidney dialysis is " to be no longer prescribed as a treatment on NHS " imagine the implications of that ~ which is why #CameronMustGo ,,,,

5:58 PM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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7. And politicians got involved too, with a former deputy prime minister noting that David Cameron's government has broken his pre-election promise on climate change.

#CameronMustGo because his commitment to tackling climate change started and ended with a photocall with a husky

John Prescott@johnprescottFollow

#CameronMustGo because his commitment to tackling climate change started and ended with a photocall with a husky

7:45 PM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. The massive increase in the use of food banks were a particular cause for concern.

When bank profits soar to obscene heights whilst food bank use becomes the norm for working Britain you know that #CameronMustGo

Harry Leslie Smith@HarryslaststandFollow

When bank profits soar to obscene heights whilst food bank use becomes the norm for working Britain you know that #CameronMustGo

7:19 PM - 22 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9.

#CameronMustGo the pic says it all

10.

#CameronMustGo because this is a robbery, not a recovery

UK Uncut@UKuncutFollow

#CameronMustGo because this is a robbery, not a recovery

7:13 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. And some alluded to a government programme that meant unemployed people had to work for free to get their benefits.

Because the Big Society was really about getting people to do work for nothing, so Tories could cut taxes for the rich #CameronMustGo

Clive Peedell@cpeedellFollow

Because the Big Society was really about getting people to do work for nothing, so Tories could cut taxes for the rich #CameronMustGo

10:13 PM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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12. The Tories' economic plans were also torn apart.

13. While the increase in cost of living was also criticised.

Since 2010: Rents up � Gas Bills up 31% Rail Fares up 33% Homeless up 31% Tuition Fees x 3 Bedroom Tax NHS privatisation #CameronMustGo

George Aylett@GeorgeAylettFollow

Since 2010:
Rents up �
Gas Bills up 31%
Rail Fares up 33%
Homeless up 31%
Tuition Fees x 3
Bedroom Tax
NHS privatisation
#CameronMustGo

7:10 PM - 22 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14.

As a university lecturer, this is also why I think #CameronMustGo #educationfees

Angi Mansi@WorkPsycholFollow

As a university lecturer, this is also why I think #CameronMustGo #educationfees

6:38 PM - 22 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. While one guy pointed to the decadent menu Cameron tweeted out at the G8 summit.

This is the menu for the #G8UK dinner. I’ll chair a discussion on tax, trade, transparency and Syria at 830 tonight

David Cameron@David_CameronFollow

This is the menu for the #G8UK dinner. I’ll chair a discussion on tax, trade, transparency and Syria at 830 tonight

8:17 PM - 17 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. Other reasons Cameron should go? Because journalist Owen Jones said so.

#CameronMustGo because Owen Jones is right.

Jo@noush555Follow

#CameronMustGo because Owen Jones is right.

9:04 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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17. Others suggested that there's a decent backup waiting in the wings.

18. Some people said that Cameron should go because the BBC hadn't covered the hashtag.

#CameronMustGo because a BBC News search shows

Glen Davies@swampeydonkyFollow

#CameronMustGo because a BBC News search shows

3:04 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Perhaps the most important point was this: People complaining on Twitter should make sure they vote in next year's elections.

To ensure that #CameronMustGo It's essential that everyone even those that feel let down by mainstream politics vote in the 2015 Election

Harry Leslie Smith@HarryslaststandFollow

To ensure that #CameronMustGo It's essential that everyone even those that feel let down by mainstream politics vote in the 2015 Election

3:29 PM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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