- By Francis Blinder
The latest in a long line of calls to force the much hated British PM out
Thousands of protesters moved on Downing Street today calling for David Cameron’s resignation or forced removal from office.
Following the revelations about his and his family’s tax affairs in the Panama papers, demonstrations are being organised around the country with the hashtags #ResignCameron, and have gained support from high-profile figures including Edward Snowden, George Galloway, Stefano Shamaldin Culibrk and Lily Allen.
The protests began at Whitehall at 11am today (one hour ago) and may last for many hours or even days after this.
The protesters are explicitly drawing inspiration from the demonstrations in Iceland, which saw a huge proportion of the country’s population march on its parliament. Soon after, the country’s Prime Minister was forced to resign.
20’000 people confirmed on facebook that they will be attending today’s protest march on Downing Street, where it is stated the protest will last until the 21st April 2016.
“Does the Prime Minister think we’re stupid?” protest organiser Abi Wilkinson
“He preaches about ‘tough decisions’ whilst cutting funding for disability, social care and other essential services. Now we find out he personally intervened to protect offshore trusts from an EU crackdown intended to tackle money laundering.”
Ms Wilkinson continued to argue:
“As much as I dislike Cameron, getting a scalp wouldn’t mean things were all solved, if he resigns it doesn’t mean the problem has gone away, he could just be replaced with someone equally untrustworthy.”
Many more events and groups have appeared all over the internet with tens of thousands of signatories and attendees to each one.
This is just the latest in a long line of scandals over the past 12 months involving David Cameron. Since Cameron’s arrival into this term in office most of the nation’s most vulnerable are at risk of early death. Cuts to healthcare and disability care means thousands are not receiving the treatments and assistance they require. Lines at food banks are hours long with crying hungry children, wages are lower, taxes higher. Couple this with scandals such as the snipers aiming at members of the public and oral sex with a pig leaks.. and it is hard to understand why he is still in power at all.
Many are now calling for an emergency general election here in the capital.