Lex Begbie, Labour MP for Dumbarton West and holder of the largest current parliamentary majority (65,000), took the oath and took the stand in front of the Leveson Inquiry today.
Mr Begbie sipped a colourless liquid while facing his inqisitors during a much anticipated appearance.
Asked by Mr Ray Namby QC if he was familiar with Mrs Rebekah Brooks, former editor of The Sun, Mr Begbie replied;"Yes I have been riding with her many's the time at her country estate. Something wrong with that or what?"
Namby: "No indeed Mr Begbie, I was merely trying to establish - as it were - a point of reference."
Begbie:"I'll establish a point of reference on yer heid ya fuckin' speccy cunt. So ah will."
Lord Leveson: "Please Mr Begbie, try to restrain your natural Scots aggression here. Hem Hem Hem."
Begbie:"You laughing at me ya wee shite? Laugh this......"
Mr Begbie then threw himself across the floor in an apparent attempt to attack the Inquiry chairman but was caught by two stout officials, wrestled to the ground and carried from the room.
Leveson:"Well. That's put me in the mood for a jolly good lunch. Adjourned."