Twitter has erupted in fury as David Cameron admits he did profit from his late father’s tax dodging after all.
This week, an unprecedented leak of over 11 million documents – dubbed the ‘Panama Papers’ – exposed that Ian Cameron used an offshore investment fund to avoid paying UK taxes. After days of slipping around the question of whether he profited from that fund, Cameron has finally admitted he owned shares in the trust from 1997-2010.
Looking to wipe his hands clean, he then sold off his shares in the fund for £30,000 four months before becoming Prime Minister.
Many are now calling for his resignation:
Cameron in 2014 on tax avoidance : "disingenuous and hypocritical" How about now? #CameronResign
— Lara Martelli (@LaraTelli) April 7, 2016
— Anonymous🏴 (@YourAnonCentral) April 7, 2016
The Prime Minister may be on his last legs. With a Conservative party in crisis over the EU referendum, his resignation was already on the table. An Ipsos Mori poll showed that the majority of the public thinks Cameron should resign in the event of Brexit.
And now MPs are calling for his ‘immediate resignation’ after he’s admitted he profited from tax avoidance.
Other Twitter users got creative with the hashtag #CurseDavidCameron. At the time of writing, there were almost 14,000 tweets with this hashtag, in just two hours.
May he have to wash up a whole sink full of bowls that have had Weetabix in them but weren't put into soak.#CurseDavidCameron
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) April 7, 2016
A bowl caked in Weetabix remains is absolute hell. You know you’re up sh*t creek if people are wishing that upon you.
Wrestling with sellotape is probably the most frustrating thing in the world. Usually people would not wish it upon their worst enemies. Poor Cameron.
May there be a 'glitch' across the internet and your name is changed to David Scameron on thousands of webpages
— Will Black (@WillBlackWriter) April 7, 2016
At least then we’d have transparency.
Not many have survived.
#CurseDavidCameron May your buttocks start clapping whenever you speak.
— CatherINe N (@MissNortonC) April 7, 2016
That would certainly make Prime Minister’s Questions interesting.
Others are calling on Jeremy Corbyn to kick it up a notch:
— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) April 7, 2016
Jeremy Corbyn – Go in for the kill. This is it. Assert yourself and be the voice of the British Public #CurseDavidCameron
— PugHugger (@PugUnknown) April 7, 2016
With the week Cameron’s had, this final curse seems all the more likely:
— Alan ⚒ Weaver (@alanweaver1957) April 7, 2016
Corbyn has overtaken Cameron in approval ratings in the most recent Ipsos Mori poll. Not even Corbyn’s supporters expected a poll lead from a new leader so early in the game. And with nobody likely to forget Cameron’s pig antics or dodgy profiteering soon, the final curse from Alan Weaver may end up becoming a reality.
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