David Cameron’s ‘exit hum’ given the remix treatment

12 Jul 2016

Every political career ends in failure, they say, with back-stabbing, scandals and coups often the bitter finale. However, on other occasions things take on a more musical tone.

In the most confusing time in modern UK political history, Prime Minister David Cameron is stepping down from his role with a simple goodbye. And a hum.

It’s difficult for political figures to avoid online bashing, with a mixture of support, humour and, often to a larger degree, ire thrown around social media with abandon.

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Of course, sometimes they really don’t make it any easier on themselves, like when George W Bush assured the world that fooling him more than once just wasn’t on.

Or, more recently, when David Cameron, fresh from announcing his goodbyes to the media outside 10 Downing Street, walked back across the street humming a tune while still in reach of the mics.

It has been a difficult few weeks for Cameron, having survived a referendum in Scotland last year he led the UK into a referendum in June that saw a majority vote to leave the EU.

That result has seen scientists panic, Cameron step down, multiple usurpers dismissed in a relentless and imaginative fashion, and now a swansong literally put to a tune.

Ever since Cameron’s hum was caught by the massing media opposite the iconic black door, the internet community has been getting creative.

Some suggested he was humming the theme tune to The West Wing, others thought Winnie-the-Pooh. Everybody else just put it to music or movie scenes, which was far more entertaining.

Main image of David Cameron via Twocoms/Shutterstock

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic