A BRITISH CONSERVATIVE MP has been fired as a parliamentary aide for attending a friend’s Nazi-themed stag party.
The party said today that Cannock Chase MP Aidan Burley had “behaved in a manner which is offensive and foolish” and had been removed as parliamentary private secretary to the transport minister.
The BBC reports that Burley was pictured in the Mail on Sunday last week with a man dressed as a Nazi SS officer at the party, which took place in France.
It adds that the Conservative Party said that an investigation into his behaviour will take place “in light of information received”.
Afterwards, Burley said he “deeply regretted” the incident, at which guests toasted the Third Reich.
In a letter to the Jewish Chronicle newspaper, Burley offered an “unreserved, wholehearted and fulsome apology” and said he had “made the wrong choice not to leave” the party.
- Additional reporting by AP