United Kingdom — David Cameron has managed to slander over half of the British population who don’t want their taxes spent killing Syrian children — by inadvertently branding them “terrorist sympathisers.’’Cameron’s most recent foot-in-mouth moment happened as part of a desperate push to urge his fellow Tory MPs to take a stand on the eve of the Parliamentary vote on authorising U.K. airstrikes in Syria.
“You should not be walking through the lobbies with Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathisers,” he said.
Cameron’s comments sparked outrage on Twitter with the hashtag #terroristsympathiser trending for a few hours on Wednesday morning.
Members of the British public, journalists, MPs, and anti-war campaigners fired back at the PM and took to social media to let rip at the accusation that opposition to a bombing campaign means sympathy for terrorism.
— Angelika Rusbridge (@AngelikaRusb) December 2, 2015
Just when you think the PM can’t get any worse, he goes and brands half of the country #terroristsympathiser. What a clown.
— Andy Lees (@AndyNLees) December 2, 2015
My first day as a #terroristsympathiser and I’ve got up early and cleaned the kitchen, baked a lasagne. No laundry will dry outdoors today!
— Eirian Allport (@meganeirian) December 2, 2015
The more dave talks the more I become a #TerroristSympathiser
— Sarah (@sazzy69) December 2, 2015
— Saltire Black (@SaltireBlack) December 2, 2015
— Jeremy Hand (@jphandesq) December 2, 2015
— Pulse (@ExplosivePulse) December 2, 2015
I’ve never met anyone in my entire life that wants a war or to bomb places. Does that make everyone I’ve ever met a #terroristsympathiser ?
— Kris Askey (@KrisAskey) December 2, 2015
MPs are due to vote this Wednesday, 2 December, on whether to join the bombing campaign in Syria. Meanwhile anti-war protests and lobbying of MPs are taking place throughout Britain.
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