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. We need no distractions from seeking the best outcome with our neighbours, friends and partners in the EU.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) December 12, 2018
"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.
This is your fault you entitled, spoiled tosser
— Joe N (@Joe) December 12, 2018
Don’t even attempt to speak @DavidCameron_MP. This God-awful mess was caused by you. I’d keep out of it.
— patricia denison🇪🇺#progressivealliance (@eileensdaughter) December 12, 2018
I will never forgive you for what you did to prop up your failing party; taking away my children’s rights to EU free movement, costing my beloved NHS many billions over the coming decades & creating an environment of hate & mistrust I have never witnessed before. Shame on you.
— Drexit #FBPE (@veloceuraptor) December 12, 2018
You gambled my children’s future on an internal Tory Party problem and lost, you utterly treasonous tosspot.
— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon) December 12, 2018
A fair few just told him to shut up.
After the appalling mess you created, may be best to say nothing. #Brexitchaos
— Seb Berry #FBPA 💙 (@SebPBerry) December 12, 2018
One suggested he find a way to turn back time.
Mate, didn’t you cause this shitstorm in the first place? The best outcome is getting a DeLorean to undo the mess you made love.
— The Rock Fairy 🤘🏻🧚🏻♀️ (@TheRockFairyHQ) December 12, 2018
Another invoked the holy book.
My hatred of you is biblical.
— Cap'n Ben Homewood (@capnbobfrapples) December 12, 2018
It was noted that he'd never apologised.
While a few Titanic references were floated too.
Dear mr Cameron you’ve left with the ship sinking and now it is too late to try come on to the rescue with your dinghy. Captain don’t abandon ship!
— Richard Bertinet (@RichardBertinet) December 12, 2018
Pigs and ham got a mention.
Do one, ham boy
— Tim Concannon (@TimCWrites) December 12, 2018
— Simon Bruni (@SimonBruni) December 12, 2018
Fuck off you pan faced ham lover.
— Stephen Robinson ⚡️ (@xstex) December 12, 2018
Back in the shed with Ye! pic.twitter.com/u268sBBOLX
— Malcolm Theophille 🇪🇺3.5%🇪🇺 #FBPE #RejoinEU (@brothermanshaft) December 12, 2018
Some were just plain rude.
— Dave (@hellodavsk) December 12, 2018
Tbf you have consistently remained a fuckwit.
— Chris (@RodneyFarmer) December 12, 2018
While the most telling comments centred on what will likely be the lasting legacy of Cameron's time in office.
Your legacy. You gave such an important vote to the masses to appease the right of the Tory party & UKIP you created this car crash then got off. Tell the kids of today that you are responsible for them having less opportunities in the future!
— Lee (@LFC19_6) December 12, 2018
I wish we could all take a trip 100 years into the future to see how you are remembered. I'm guessing the history books will say you're the guy who recklessly triggered the avalanche that broke the UK for nothing.
— Russ 🌏 (@Russell_CNX) December 12, 2018
And how some of his own words came back to haunt him.
Are you sharing your profound wisdom again, Cams? Maybe best just to stay out of it, yeah? pic.twitter.com/AsDZwo0T4F
— Kevin Ewert (@KevinEwert1) December 12, 2018
Something tells us he won't be returning to Twitter any time soon.