A studio debate for BBC's Sunday Politics between the MEPs of the East Midlands had been lively enough.
Then it happened - the Liberal Democrat Bill Newton-Dunn lobbed in his accusation against UKIP's Roger Helmer.
He accused the veteran former Conservative, now UKIP MEP, of "not bothering to turn up to vote" at the European Parliament.
Mr Helmer was outraged and demanded an immediate on-air apology from Mr Newton-Dunn.I fear Bill may have overstepped the mark here. I have photographic evidence that Roger Helmer does turn up to the European Parliament...