George Galloway says he has never seen a government "so dead on its feet" as the one Theresa May is currently presiding over.
Our host's comments came just ahead of the resignation of Priti Patel, who had been summoned by the prime minister from a tour of Africa to explain her unauthorised meetings with Israeli politicians.
He didn't hold back on the turmoil which has engulfed the government over the affair.
George said: "This has been the most extraordinary omnishambles.
"I, in 50 years in politics, have never known a brouhaha like the one in which the British government is now involved over somebody hardly anybody had ever heard of before this week.
“She [Patel] did it to put ducks in a row to challenge for the Conservative Party leadership if – but probably when – Theresa May is finally toppled. She knew having the support of Israel itself and the people who support it would be very useful indeed.
"It’s an extraordinary farrago of shambles of a scale I’ve never before experienced. This British government is in the grip of a nervous breakdown.
"I’ve never known, since the last days of Alec Douglas-Home crippled by the Profumo scandal, a government so dead on its feet as this one."