Comedian Russell Brand has been described as a "twat" by a Tory MP after the star admitted he had never voted during an appearance on Newsnight.
Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant used a live interview on a local BBC radio station to criticise Brand for accusing politicians of "lies, treachery and deceit" during a lengthy discussion with Jeremy Paxman this week.
The MP told presenter Adrian Goldberg he had "never heard so many big words used to such little effect".
"He (Brand) had absolutely nothing positive to say, he just said what we shouldn't do, nothing about what we should be doing. It's pretty sad actually," Fabricant said.
"When you start using big words - 'paradigm' and things like that - and still don't actually say anything positive you think 'what a twat'."
Disagreeing with Brand's views, Mr Fabricant added: "It's quite clear that Labour is now shifting to the left.
"We are staying centre-right so there will be a real choice at the general election."
BBC apologised to its listeners for the "distinctly unparliamentary" language used by Mr Fabricant, who later jokingly referred to his comments as #TwatGate on his Twitter account.