UK lawmaker demoted over Nazi-themed stag party
A British Conservative lawmaker in Britain has been fired as a parliamentary aide for attending a friend’s Nazi-themed stag party.world Updated: Dec 19, 2011 00:36 IST
A British Conservative lawmaker in Britain has been fired as a parliamentary aide for attending a friend’s Nazi-themed stag party.
The party on Sunday said that Aidan Burley had “behaved in a manner which is offensive and foolish”.
The party statement added that Burley has been removed as the parliamentary private secretary to the transport minister.
The party says Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered an investigation into Burley’s behavior during the alleged stag party.Last week a newspaper ran a picture showing Burley with a man dressed in an SS uniform at the party.
Burley said he felt “deep regret” about the event, at which guests toasted the Third Reich.
In a letter to the Jewish Chronicle newspaper, he offered an “unreserved, wholehearted and fulsome apology” and said he had “made the wrong choice not to leave” the party.
First Published: Dec 19, 2011 00:34 IST