15/05/2014 07:06 BST | Updated 15/05/2014 12:59 BST

Australia's Minister For Education, Christopher Pyne, Just Called The Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, A C**t In Parliament

If there's ever a good time to drop the c-bomb, it's probably not in parliament, on film.

It started off as just a normal, dull old day in parliament when Australia's minister for education started criticising the opposition leader with some standard political banter.

In the equivalent of Michael Gove laying into Ed Miliband, Christopher Pyne suggested Bill Shorten stop "being the No 1 whinger in Australia," in a heated debate over Australia's education policies, before comparing the opposition leader to a contestant in a reality TV show.

Then this happened...

While the other members in parliament can be seen grinning at the apparent insult, Pyne was not even told to leave Parliament, with the Speaker of the House Bronwyn Bishop instead asking him to "keep titles accurate."

A spokesman later claimed Pyne actually said "You're such a grub" when insulting the opposition leader, according to The Guardian.

But Pyne might be in trouble either way. In 2006, Julia Gillard - who would later become prime minister - was tossed out of Parliament for 24 hours for calling someone a grub.

She later issued an apology... to grubs, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

And who will ever forget when Ed Miliband was called a “fucking c***” and “copper-bottomed shit.”

David Cameron's advisors could not contain their fury at Labour's decision not to back military action in Syria until after the conclusion of a UN inspection and report.

“No 10 and the Foreign Office think Ed Miliband is a f***ing c**t and a copper-bottomed shit. The French hate him now and he’s got no chance of building an alliance with the US Democratic Party,” one Government source poetically summarised.

Who said politics is boring.

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