Conservative leader David Cameron tonight raised eyebrows when he adopted a German accent to underline his opposition to identity cards.
Mr Cameron pledged to scrap identity cards during a question and answer session with voters in Norwich.
Explaining his concern about identity cards he pretended to be a German speaking English and said: "Where are your papers?"
A woman in the audience raised her hand and asked him: "I wonder about the wisdom of you adopting a German accent?"
Mr Cameron told her: "It was meant to be light-hearted."
Earlier one questioner had criticised Mr Cameron's decision to align the Conservatives with a right-wing Polish party in the European Union.
Mr Cameron defended his decision and said he wanted the Conservatives to join forces with parties who spoke with the same voice on the European Union.
He was speaking at the Hewett School in the latest of a series of question and answer sessions with voters.
He arrived in Norwich as the city prepared for a by-election triggered by the resignation of Norwich North Labour MP Ian Gibson.
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