Tory MP sacked as aide after Nazi 'joke'
A Tory MP who attended a stag party where guests dressed as Nazis has been sacked as a Commons aide for “offensive” behaviour and placed under investigation by David Cameron.
Aidan Burley had expressed “deep regret” at the “inappropriate” actions of guests, including toasts to the Third Reich, with whom he partied at a French ski resort. But he was removed from his post as a parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to Transport Secretary Justine Greening after fresh allegations were made linking him to the behaviour.
The Mail on Sunday, which exposed the party a week ago, said it had new information about the episode.
A Tory spokesman said: “Aidan Burley has behaved in a manner which is offensive and foolish. In light of information received, the Prime Minister has asked for a full investigation into the matter to be set up and to report to him.”
The Cannock Chase MP issued an “unreserved, wholehearted and fulsome apology” over the party in a letter to the Jewish Chronicle this week. In the letter he said he wished he had left the party.
The Mail said it had evidence that Mr Burley was aware of what was planned as he had hired the Nazi uniform worn by his friend.