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Christopher Pyne uses the politics of the playground

Politicians can either be interminably boring or endlessly entertaining, and Education Minister Christopher Pyne certainly seems to fall into the latter category these days.

This morning on Nine’s Today show Pyne was asked about the coalition’s ongoing leadership tensions and if he expected there to be a spill at next Tuesday’s Liberal party room meeting, in a segment including Labor’s shadow infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese.

What no-one was expecting was the schoolyard taunt he threw at his opponent at the end of the clip.

While Albanese closed the segment saying “see you with a new leader next week,” Pyne fired back “See you next Tuesday”.

The faces on the Today team afterwards say it all.

The Today team will be thanking their lucky stars they got off easier than radio legend John Laws, who accidentally aired some pretty fruity language.

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