Turns out, you can buy and sell literally anything on eBay — be it an old bird house, a used sports car, some old-fashioned garden tools or a prime minister who's “no longer needed.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron, who infuriated the entire country after admitting he had stakes in father Ian Cameron’s investment in an offshore Panama-based trust fund, became target of internet’s ridicule on Tuesday after a hilarious seller put him up for auction on eBay.
Listed in the “statues and ornaments” section, the proceeds from Cameron’s sale would have gone towards seller “Mr. Ethical’s campaign to expose massive HSBC fraud and Cameron’s cover-up.” Mr. Ethical is an alias used by whistleblower and corruption campaigner Nicholas Wilson, who revealed HSBC’s £1-billion fraud.
Sadly, the ad was removed from the site shortly after it began gaining traction.
The end of eBay :( pic.twitter.com/wCmH6mJyMg— Mr Ethical (@nw_nicholas) April 12, 2016
“Used Prime Minister. No longer needed. Needs a bit of TLC. No box or instructions,” the listing’s description read. “Buyer must collect. Seller not prepared to touch item. Pick up from central London, address will be supplied on completion of sale. Buyer must arrange own transport.”
Sadly, it did not detail if the purchase included batteries.
Apparently, 153 people had tried to purchase the prime minister, with one buyer offering the price of £65,900 ($94,000).
Although the listing did not last much long, the internet had its fair share of fun with it:
The question's I'm getting from eBay for the Cameron listing are hilarious. I wish I could share but too many! https://t.co/0oOBCdoVc6— Mr Ethical (@nw_nicholas) April 11, 2016
Following the explosive Panama Papers leak and the prime minister’s continuous flip-flopping on the issue, more than 140,000 people signed a petition demanding his resignation.