How The Internet Saw The Most Ridiculous Day In British Politics For A Long Time
Is it safe to come out now?
It all started relatively peacefully, with Iain Duncan Smith on TV saying that he never claimed the NHS would be getting £350 million as a result of Brexit.
Which may have been, um, literally true.
It's fair to say his interview wasn't all that well received.
Otherwise all we had to worry about was the impending financial and political crisis.
However, bubbling under was something altogether more crazy. Suddenly, Labour shadow cabinet ministers were resigning like it was going out of fashion. And the party's "enforcer" was...um...at Glastonbury.
So he had to get a train home. This really happened.
Meanwhile, Westminster hacks were faced with more resignations than they knew what to do with.
Even non-journalists found it exciting.
Fortunately Tom was back now.
More MPs resigned...
Then a somewhat unlikely political story emerged.
People were somewhat mystified as to what this Snapchat group might look like.
Anyway, the resignations continued.
And for a brief moment it looked like things could actually have got worse for Labour.
But as it happens, he didn't say "Hitler".
HOWEVER. Then they actually did.
It's fair to say not a lot of people saw this happening.
By now it was easier to say who HADN'T resigned.
By now things were so bonkers, Question Time had been moved to teatime.
And by the end of the day, 11 MPs had resigned, one had been sacked, and no one knew what was going to happen to our currency or who would be the leader of either political party in the near future.