Cameron ‘vote of no confidence’ petition hits 100k, may be debated in parliament

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron. © Suzanne Plunkett
A petition calling for a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister David Cameron could soon be debated in parliament after exceeding the required 100,000 signatures.

As of Friday afternoon, a total of 121,790 people have signed the online petition, which accuses Cameron of causing “devastation for the poorest in society” since he took office five years ago. 

We cannot afford another five years of Tory rule, with the recent welfare reform that will cause nothing but immense poverty in the UK,” the petition says.

When Cameron became prime minister in 2010, he introduced the e-petition initiative to boost transparency and democratic participation.

If petitions on the parliamentary website secure 100,000 signatures, MPs are obliged to hold a debate on the subjects raised.

The date for a debate is yet to be confirmed.

According to a YouGov poll, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is one of Britain’s most popular public figures while Cameron is the most hated.

Besides provoking public ire through harsh austerity measures, the PM has this week come under fire for holding talks with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Britain.

One human rights activist told RT Cameron betrayed “all of the values Britain holds dear” by inviting Sisi.

Cameron has invited a man who is responsible for the deaths of thousands, and the unjust imprisonment of tens of thousands, what message does that send to the Egyptian public?