Petition Calling For No Confidence Vote in David Cameron Passes 170,000 Signatures

Michaela Whitton
November 11, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) United Kingdom — A petition calling for a vote of no-confidence in British Prime Minister, David Cameron has quickly passed the 100,000 signature threshold required to be considered for debate by Parliament.

Last week in the U.K., Edward Snowden’s condemnations of mass surveillance were soon forgotten as etiquette experts in the right-wing media debated whether Jeremy Corbyn bowed deeply enough at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. The mass brainwashing continued with the latest Christmas ad by retailer John Lewis and the endless reporting of a stream of cover versions of a mediocre single by pop star Adele — while at the same time, a petition claiming that the Tories have caused “devastation” for the poorest in society was going viral.

Launched by Kelly Teeboon, the petition on the U.K. Government and Parliament website states: We cannot afford another 5 years of Tory rule, with the recent welfare reform that will cause nothing but immense poverty in the UK.”

Just under 170,000 British citizens have signed the petition to date — and that number is growing by around 1,000 signatures per hour. MPs are now obliged to consider debating the issue, after the 100,000 signature threshold for Parliamentary debate was reached. Despite passing this threshold months ago, ministers are yet to respond.

Undeterred by the arrogant silence of parliamentarians, tens of thousands continue to declare they are sick of  Tory erosion of the U.K. that includes harsh austerity measures and the entertaining of sinister regimes.

Some may simply find it impossible to have faith in the choices made by a man who once considered it a good idea to put “a private part of his anatomy” inside a dead pig.

With a population of 64 million, many will say a few hundred thousand declaring no-confidence in the Prime Minister is a drop in the ocean. Others will claim there is more likelihood of pigs flying than the petition being debated — especially since a similar petition declaring no confidence in the Health Secretary was rejected earlier this year.

If a debate is triggered, then David Cameron, who introduced e-petitions in 2011, will find himself at the centre of the debate. If this is the case, the one thing for certain is that many U.K. citizens would give anything to be a fly on the wall.

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