Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells Jeremy Paxman that he thought Gillian Duffy had been talking about a mass expulsion of foreign students when he went on to describe her as "bigoted".
The interview is part of a special Newsnight series in which Jeremy Paxman, Brian Taylor and Huw Edwards have been questioning the leaders of the major political parties.
You can watch the full-length interviews with the main leaders on the BBC iPlayer:
WATCH: Jeremy Paxman interviews Gordon Brown
WATCH: Jeremy Paxman interviews David Cameron
WATCH: Jeremy Paxman interviews Nick Clegg
WATCH: Brian Taylor interviews Alex Salmond
WATCH: Huw Edwards interviews Ieuan Wyn Jones