The row took a further twist when No 10 was asked about statements David Cameron made during a radio interview in 2006, in which he described Ukip's members as "fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists, mostly". Downing Street said the Prime Minister had not intended people to understand that he thought all Ukip members were racists.Notice he doesn't actually backtrack on his original comments. Initially he used the word 'mostly' now he says;
"...had not intended people to understand that he thought all..."So his original comment still stands as far as he is concerned, but now with the false appearance of a mea culpa
Update: Via Ironies Too, Channel four news presenter, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, via Twitter documents the "utter confusion" of Cameron's position yesterday - a retraction of a retraction.I thought Cameron was supposed to specialise in PR?