#BritishValues Trends as Public Vent Anger at Conservative Government
As has been the standard since the results of the General Election revealed that the Conservatives would remain in power, people have used social media in order to express their disdain in regards to the results.
Now the #BritishValues hashtag has been created on Twitter and has promptly become the the top trending topic in the UK, with people using it as a means to vent their anger and frustration under the rule of the Conservatives.
#britishvalues – saying protecting the NHS is the number one issue…then voting for a party dedicated to privatising it
— Red North (@RednorthUK) May 13, 2015
Migrating to the South of Spain in our hundreds and thousands… Whilst complaining of people coming to the UK to work #britishvalues
— Taylor (@dtaylor5633) May 13, 2015
— Harry Fear (@harryfear) May 13, 2015
You work hard 40 years and then get made redundant. There are no other jobs available in your area. You’re now a scrounger. #britishvalues
— Dave Dixon (@DaveDixon4) May 13, 2015
#BritishValues A billionaire Queen arrives at Parliament in a golden carriage to tell some millionaire MPs that austerity is working fine.
— Alan Knox (@alanknox) May 13, 2015
If asked to come up with a list of #BritishValues, I’d place passive tolerance quite near the top with some considerable pride.
— Barfe of Millbrook (@LFBarfe) May 13, 2015
— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) May 13, 2015
Considering that the Conservatives won the election by a considerable amount of votes, the reaction to their victory on Facebook and Twitter has been almost unanimously negative.
This would certainly lend credibility to the belief that there are some “shy Tories” among the ranks on the social networking sites – people who voted Conservative but, due to them historically being the most heavily criticised of the two major parties for their attitudes and policies in regards to the working class, decided to keep their mouths shut as the vitriol rolled in regarding David Cameron & co.
With news that David Cameron has appointed anti-gay marriage supporter Caroline Dinenage as the Minister for Equalities, and Home Secretary Theresa May stating that the government is going to push through an extensive citizen surveillance program, it’s unlikely that the Conservatives’ popularity among social media users will perform a U-turn at any point soon.
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