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#ToriesOutNow Trends As Twitter Turns Against The Tories

04/05/2015 19:35 BST | Updated 04/05/2015 19:59 BST

Monday evening saw an outpouring of anti-Tory sentiment on Twitter as the hashtag #ToriesOutNow became top trend.

With just days to go before the country votes in the General Election on Thursday, it was a concerted last push by many to highlight what they see as the failings of the current government.

Monday saw Ed Miliband gain the backing of Russell Brand.

He said: "What I heard Ed Miliband say is that if we speak, he will listen. So on that basis I think we have no choice but to take decisive action to end the danger of the Conservative party. David Cameron might think I’m a joke but I don’t think there’s anything funny about what the Conservative party has been doing to this country and we have to stop them," he said.

Brand said that his endorsement did not include Scotland as he did not think Scots needed an English person "telling you what to do". He also advised people in Brighton to vote to reelect Green MP Caroline Lucas.

He added: "Anywhere else, you've got to vote Labour. You've got to get the Conservative Party out of government in this country."

Up in Scotland Labour's Jim Murphy was forced to abandon a rally with Eddie Izzard.

In what one journalist described as "absolute chaos", the leader of Scottish Labour initially tried to deal with the protesters, who shouted "Red Tories out!" but he and Izzard escaped into a waiting car when the noise became too much to overcome.

The protesters, some waving SNP leaflets, shouted that Murphy was a "traitor" and a "war mongerer".