Certain words in the House of Commons are normally taboo but sometimes it is possible to get away with using them by quoting someone and asking for ‘leave’ from The Speaker.
Here is Boris Johnson using the word ‘shit’ as he spars with Jeremy Corbyn in only his first appearance at Question Time since he became Prime Minister:
Boris Johnson, The Prime Minister 01 the shadow education secretary 02 the shadow education secretary says 03 that their economic policy 04 is and I quote mister speaker by your leave 05 shit or bust 06 Chamber: ((laughter)) 07 I say 08 I say it’s both 09 I say it’s both mister speaker
The Independent 04/09/2019
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