Twitter enters Armageddon as David Cameron admits he profited from tax dodging (TWEETS)

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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:

https://twitter.com/sean_p_1875/status/718158540121223172

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.

A bowl caked in Weetabix remains is absolute hell. You know you’re up sh*t creek if people are wishing that upon you.

https://twitter.com/fractalbears/status/718147952863285248

Wrestling with sellotape is probably the most frustrating thing in the world. Usually people would not wish it upon their worst enemies. Poor Cameron.

At least then we’d have transparency.

https://twitter.com/seanprentice4/status/718117014770855936

Not many have survived.

That would certainly make Prime Minister’s Questions interesting.

Others are calling on Jeremy Corbyn to kick it up a notch:

With the week Cameron’s had, this final curse seems all the more likely:

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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