Labour's John McDonnell has received criticism after he read a quote from former Chinese dictator Chairman Mao in his response to George Osborne's Autumn Statement and Spending Review, before throwing the Little Red Book toward the Chancellor in the Commons.
A number of shadow cabinet members sitting behind Mr McDonnell appeared visibly embarrassed by the move, with some simply staring at the ground.
"Who others quote is up to them. Each to their own," he added.
The shadow chancellor later tweeted a video with highlights of his response to the Autumn statement, though this omitted the Mao section.