Asked if he still thought that UKIP voters are "closest racists, loonies and fruitcakes" the Prime Minister told ITV News: "We live in a competitive, political world and people make their choices. I'll choose my words carefully. I want people to support my party.
"I'll let people make up their own minds but at the end of the day, at the next election there is going to be a very straight choice. It will be a red, blue choice."
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