Diane Abbott's expression when David Dimbleby told her an 11th shadow cabinet member had resigned was priceless

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Sunday 26 June 2016 21:00

Sunday's special edition of Question Time in Birmingham had to be moved to an earlier slot because developments in Westminster are happening so quickly.

The panel made up of Tory MPs Anna Soubry and Dominic Raab, Labour MP Diane Abbott, Ukip's Paul Nuttall, former SNP leader Alex Salmond and journalist Giles Fraser sat down to try and make sense of the ongoing fallout of the UK's decision to leave the European Union. (Spoiler alert: they didn't get very far).

Sunday's news has been dominated by a cascade of shadow cabinet resignations through out the day designed to oust Jeremy Corbyn from his nine-month tenure as head of the Labour party.

Shadow international development secretary Diane Abbott unsurprisingly came out swinging in her defence of long-time ally Corbyn. She told the BBC earlier on Sunday that:

They simply never accepted the result of last year's leadership election. That's their problem.

While the show was on air, host David Dimbleby had to interrupt proceedings to alert the studio that the 11th resignation of the day - from shadow attorney general Karl Turner - had been submitted since the cameras had started rolling.

Abbott's face was an absolute picture.

At least 20 more resignations are expected tomorrow, the Financial Times is reporting.

A PLP meeting on Monday evening is expected to result in a vote of no confidence in Corbyn's leadership on Tuesday.

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