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Cameron turns airwaves blue.

David Cameron has apologised after using bad language during a live radio interview.

The Tory leader slipped out the word "twat" as he explained why he did not use the Twitter social networking service. He then risked making the situation worse by stating that the public was "pissed off" with politicians - although he quickly added: "Sorry, I can't say that in the morning."

The comments came as Mr Cameron was grilled by Absolute Radio presenter Christian O'Connell about quirky details of his life and character in what was billed as a "different kind of interview".

Asked whether he used Twitter, Mr Cameron said: "The trouble with Twitter, the instant-ness of it - too many twits might make a twat."

The remark was greeted with laughter in the studio, with host Christian O'Connell saying: "That's fantastic."

Shortly afterwards, the Tory leader was talking about how "focused" he was on the forthcoming general election, and the effects of the expenses scandal.

He said: "The public are rightly, I think, pissed off - sorry I can't say that in the morning - angry with politicians."

Aides stressed that Mr Cameron had apologised immediately for the latter slip, and pointed out that "twat" was not defined as a swear word under radio guidelines.
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Date:Jul 30, 2009
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