David Cameron returned to Twitter to back Theresa May - and it went very badly

David Cameron returned to Twitter to back Theresa May - and it went very badly

DAVID CAMERON came in for short-shrift from Twitter users after taking to social media to voice his support for Prime Minister Theresa May.

At the time of writing, May was facing up to a vote of no confidence vote that could see her ousted as Prime Minister.

But while May’s future as party leader and Prime Minister hangs in the balance, she did find at least one ally on line in the form of her predecessor.

Cameron, you may recall, was the one who called for the original referendum on whether the UK should remain in the European Union or Leave.

When the public returned with a result calling for Brexit, he promptly stepped down as PM, retiring to his country home to work on his memoirs.

His role in much of what has unfolded since has not gone unnoticed with actor Danny Dyer, among others, voicing their opinion on Cameron in the months since.

The former Tory leader has remained nonplussed though, previously telling reporters he has no regrets about calling for the referendum on what has proved a uniquely divisive issue.

However, when he took to social media to voice his support for May, his comments was met with a fairly vociferous response.

"I hope Conservative MPs will back the PM in the vote today," Cameron wrote on Twitter.

"We need no distractions from seeking the best outcome with our neighbours, friends and partners in the EU."

It was a statement that didn't go unnoticed.

In fact, most people made their feelings about Cameron and his role in Brexit pretty clear.

Most blamed him for the ensuing mess.

A fair few just told him to shut up.

One suggested he find a way to turn back time.

Another invoked the holy book.

It was noted that he'd never apologised.

While a few Titanic references were floated too.

Pigs and ham got a mention.

Some were just plain rude.

While the most telling comments centred on what will likely be the lasting legacy of Cameron's time in office.

And how some of his own words came back to haunt him.

Something tells us he won't be returning to Twitter any time soon.