Prime minister Gordon Brown has once again changed tactics in his desperate attempts to woo enough voters to claim third place and cling to power.
Retracting his apologies to "Some bigoted woman" in Rochdale, he went on the attack, claiming that in fact his comments were justified.
"She was indeed very bigoted" he said, "she refused to see that there are many British people residing in Europe. She just blamed all our problems on eastern europeans, even at one stage being stupid enough to ask where they come from. Well, I've got news for her. They come from Eastern Europe. If there is one thing we don't need in modern politics, it's people with a one eyed view of situations."