"Well this is one PMQs I won't forget," laughed PM David Cameron today following an extraordinary outburst by Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman from across the Commons floor.
"I curse ye five times....five times are ye cursed ye spawn of the de'il ye," cried Ms Harman after suddenly standing up and pointing her finger crookedly at the PM as he batted away questions at the despatch box.
Despite entreaties to sit down and some sleeve tugging from Ed Miliband, Ms Harman remained frozen in position pointing and staring wide-eyed at Mr Cameron for fully ten minutes while the Sergeant-at-Arms was located and asked to attend with two of his assistants. She was then carried horizontally, still pointing, out of the chamber.
"I expect to have further meetings later today, though none quite as spectacular I trust!" quipped Mr Cameron after the session.
Tonight a government spokesman stated that the PM had, in fact, cancelled all his engagements this evening. "Just a head cold. Nothing more."