Around The World in 18 GIFs: The Cameron Ministry

By Joe Young - Politics Editor

Around the World in 80 Days? Nah mate, we can do it in GIFs, and we only need 18 of them.

1) On the 11th May, the first peacetime Coalition in almost 150 years was formed between the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats1467043962342321

2) Deep spending cuts were then announced in an emergency June budget7n63h

3) Ed Miliband is then (somehow) elected Leader of the Labour PartyHHUpEhP

4) The Lib Dems backtrack on their promise to scrap tuition fees, with almost half instead voting to triple them


5) The Lib Dems are then defeated on their Referendum on Alternative VoteYou_are_a_loser

6) The murder of Mark Duggan by police sparks three days of looting, rioting, and civil unrest across the nation

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7) The “Omnishambles” Budget happens, including masses of protests against a new “Pasty Tax”


8) Cameron then promises an In-Out Referendum on the European Union


9) Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone introduces legislation to legalise gay marriage, which passes

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10) The Union is preserved in the face of Scottish independence


11) Cameron and Clegg are battered by Scottish National Party Leader Nicola Sturgeon in the televised Leaders’ Debates


12) Cameron wins a majority of 330 seats in the House of Commons, forming the first only Conservative Government for almost 20 years, and battering the Labour Party and the Lib Demswq3Zq

15) Former Coalition partner the Lib Dems elect anti-Coalition MP Tim Farron as Leader


14) Jeremy Corbyn is then elected Leader of the Labour Party


15) Cameron introduces legislation to have a referendum on the European Union


16) His party then splits over the European UnionMary-Poppins-gif-julie-andrews-21288235-500-237

17) Politics in the UK then becomes “We hate Tories” alternating with “We hate the EU”, despite the country indicating not being strongly in favour of either statementgiphy (3)

18) He then loses the European Union referendum and resigns in disgracetumblr_mg4aqxRJyA1qmlxnxo1_500

See? Politics isn’t so complicated!


About Joe Young 316 Articles
Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.

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