Not long after Jeremy Corbyn was elected the new leader of the Labour Party, David Cameron and his Conservative’s went on the offensive. Predictable – but perhaps not incredibly well judged by the Prime minister.
The Labour Party is now a threat to our national security, our economic security and your family's security.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) September 13, 2015
As would be expected, this caused quite a backlash on social media. Here are some of the best of the bunch from twitter:
SNP MP for Glasgow South pretty much summed everyone’s feelings up without using words.
— Stewart McDonald MP (@StewartMcDonald) September 13, 2015
James McMahon gave the prime minister some measured advice –
This documentary filmmaker seemed suspicious to say the least –
.@David_Cameron did you poop your pants before writing this? Is fear mongering the best you can do?
— SebasFC (en casa) (@SebasFC) September 13, 2015
Jill Rowe has this correction to make –
— Jill Rowe 🌹 (@J1llyR) September 13, 2015
Of course, in true spirit of the internet, there was a triumphant amount of sarcasm. Here are some of our favourites –
— Vikki Stone (@vikkistone) September 13, 2015
I'm scared @David_Cameron – how do I protect myself from the marauding Labourites?
— Rebecca Armstrong (@IdoruKnits) September 13, 2015
And then there were those people who bluntly called it out the way they saw it –
@David_Cameron A threat to your wealth, not our security.
— Just Neil (@Neilovichi) September 13, 2015
@David_Cameron sounds like the dying cries of the Tory Bullingdon Club empire trying desperately to cling onto power
— (((One In 10))) (@one_in_10) September 14, 2015
You leave your child in a pub, and you’ll never live it down –
@David_Cameron – Family security? Didn't you leave your 8-year-old daughter in a pub…?
— E O Higgins (@eohiggins) September 14, 2015
And this Labour Party supporter who pulled Cameron up on his government’s record –
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) September 13, 2015
Our personal favourite, was this remark –
And predictably someone was quickly onto Photoshop, editing a mail out by the Conservative Party to their supporters, to express their opinion –
The fear of politics is a powerful tool, as proved by the general election – but this reaction shows that the public aren’t quite as brainless as David Cameron and his Tory cronies seem to believe.