30/10/2013 20:11 GMT | Updated 30/10/2013 20:39 GMT

Tristram Hunt Given A Mauling By Paxman On Newsnight Over Unqualified Teachers (VIDEO)

This was the most serious screen grab we could find...

Wednesday was not a good day for Tristram Hunt.

In the afternoon, the former TV historian laboured through his first big Commons outing as shadow education secretary, being mocked by Michael Gove for his past comments on free schools.

Of course, it wasn’t quite as bad as this vintage piece of political chicanery….

But it was probably on a par with Blinkey Ben.

As Phil points out, "it was like watching a lion rape a sheep..."