Hitler Stag Party


Aidan Burley
・保守党議員 32才


英国 軍は人を腐らす
国連 国家的人種差別の新形態
ノルウェー マニュフェストによる殺戮者

2011年 12月 19日 14:27 JST

[ロンドン 18日 ロイター] 英運輸省の政務秘書官を務める与党・保守党の若手議員が、参加者がナチス親衛隊の制服を着た独身パーティーに参加していたことが発覚し、政務秘書官を解任された。保守党が18日明らかにした。

---Tory MP Aidan Burley sacked for attending Nazi themed party---
By Holly Watt, Whitehall Editor
7:00AM GMT 19 Dec 2011

A government aide has been sacked for attending a party where guests dressed up as Nazis and drank toasts to senior figures in the Nazi regime.

Aidan Burley, the Conservative MP for Cannock Chase, was removed from his post as parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to Transport Secretary Justine Greening.

The Prime Minister fired Mr Burley and ordered a full investigation after it was reported that he had been responsible for hiring the offensive uniforms for a stag weekend party in France two weeks ago.

Mr Burley, 32, had apologised for not disassociating himself from “clearly inappropriate behaviour by several of the other guests at the party.”

The Cannock Chase MP issued an ''unreserved, wholehearted and fulsome apology'' over the party in a letter to the Jewish Chronicle earlier this week.

The other guests had raised toasts to the Third Reich during a raucous party in the Val Thorens ski resort.

One guest was heard describing Mr Burley as ‘the candidate for Berlin East’. In France, it is a crime to wear or exhibit in public anything reminiscent of the Nazi era, except in the context of a film, play or historical exhibition.

“Aidan Burley has behaved in a manner which is offensive and foolish,” a Conservative Party spokesman said in a statement. “That is why he is being removed from his post as PPS at the Department for Transport.

John Woodcock MP, chair of Labour Friends of Israel and shadow transport minister, said the MP had “serious questions to answer.”

"It speaks volumes about David Cameron's judgement that he dithered for a week before taking action against his MP,” said Mr Woodcock. "People will rightly conclude he was more concerned with avoiding another round of bad stories than the gross offence caused by this repugnant behaviour.”

Mr Burley was seen as a rising star in the Conservative party before the stag weekend and was already on the most junior rungs of the ministerial ladder. He overturned a large Labour majority to win the Cannock Chase seat.

The behaviour of the Conservatives in the Cannock Chase constituency has raised concerns in recent months.

Local councillor, Jodie Jones was pictured in a series of Facebook photos that showed her drinking from a champagne bottle and partying in a bikini.

The 23-year-old Oxbridge graduate, who is one of Britain's youngest Conservative councillors, was also pictured in provocative clinches with female friends and sitting drunkenly in the street clutching balloons and bottles of alcohol.

---Cameron sacks 'foolish' MP who joined 'Hitler, Hitler, Hitler' stag party...as it is revealed that he was the one who hired groom's Nazi uniform---
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:16 AM on 19th December 2011

A Tory MP who took part in a Nazi-themed stag party has been sacked as a minister’s aide.

Aidan Burley, 32, was caught on camera dining with friends, some of whom were chanting: ‘Hitler, Hitler, Hitler.’ He was jokingly described as the ‘candidate for Berlin East’ and toasts were made to the Third Reich.

The MP for Cannock Chase in Staffordshire was fired as an aide to Transport Secretary Justine Greening when it emerged at the weekend he had hired the SS officer’s outfit for the groom, Oxford graduate Mark Fournier, 34.

A Conservative Party spokesman said: ‘Aidan Burley behaved in a manner which is offensive and foolish.’

The Prime Minister has now ordered a full investigation into the the MP’s conduct.

Mr Burley, 32, MP for Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, had initially clung on to his job by making a public show of contrition in which he regretted not dissociating himself from ‘clearly inappropriate behaviour by several of the other guests’.

However, his explanation started to unravel after The Mail on Sunday was told that Mr Burley had been the ‘driving force’ behind the SS officer’s outfit and paid for its hire.

After No 10 investigated the claims, a Conservative Party spokesman released a statement yesterday which said: ‘Aidan Burley has behaved in a manner which is offensive and foolish.

'That is why he is being removed from his post as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) at the Department for Transport.’

As PPS to Ms Greening - effectively acting as her parliamentary bag carrier - Mr Burley was on the first rung of the ladder towards a ministerial position.

The spokesman added: ‘In light of information received, the Prime Minister has asked for a fuller investigation into the matter to be set up and to report to him.’

Mr Burley refused to discuss the allegation that he had been responsible for hiring the Nazi costume.

The stag party, at a restaurant in the ski resort of Val Thorens in France, was arranged to mark the marriage of Oxford graduate Mark Fournier, 34. Mr Burley agreed to stay away from the wedding, which was due to take place yesterday.

Mr Burley faced intense criticism from Labour MPs and groups including the Board of Deputies of British Jews after film of the event showed him raising a glass moments before offensive toasts were made.

One friend was heard describing Mr Burley as ‘the candidate for Berlin East’ while Mr Fournier paraded around in his uniform. In France, it is a crime to wear or exhibit in public anything reminiscent of the Nazi era, except in the context of a film, play or historical exhibition.

In an effort to make amends, Mr Burley wrote to The Jewish Chronicle, saying: ‘I would like to make an unreserved, wholehearted and fulsome apology to all your readers for the terrible offence this incident has undoubtedly caused.

'There was clearly inappropriate behaviour by several of the other guests and I deeply regret that this happened. I am extremely sorry for the offence that has been caused both to the Jewish community and others, and the terrible repercussions at home from these actions abroad.

‘On reflection, I wish I had left as soon as I had realised what was happening. What was happening was wrong and I should have completely dissociated myself from it. I had a choice, and I made the wrong choice NOT to leave. I apologise for this error of judgment.

‘Whilst being so far away from home made leaving early more difficult, that is what I should have done. I want to make it clear that I have the utmost respect for the Jewish faith and we should never forget the events of the Holocaust.’

Labour MP John Woodcock, who is chairman of Labour Friends of Israel, said: ‘It speaks volumes about David Cameron’s judgment that he dithered for a week before taking action.’

An intermediary acting on Mr Burley’s behalf contacted the Holocaust Educational Trust with a view to arranging a visit to Auschwitz - but it was not enough to save his career.

During the course of this newspaper’s enquiries into Mr Burley’s behaviour, a number of his contemporaries from his Oxford University days have suggested that the stag party may not have been his first brush with public controversy.

While at Oxford Mr Burley left his accommodation in St John’s College during his theology degree following an incident on a dance floor. Alexis Etherington, a close friend of Mr Burley who also studied at St John’s, said: ‘Aidan was living in college before the incident and they said, “I’m afraid, Aidan, you are not now allowed to live in college accommodation.” So he rented a place outside the college.’

A number of Mr Burley’s contemporaries have claimed the incident involved a female student.

When The Mail on Sunday contacted the woman’s boyfriend about the incident, he said: ‘If we want to come to the papers over this, then we know how to. We do not wish to comment on this at this time.’

Mr Burley’s lawyer declined to comment on the specific allegation.
Mr Etherington, who is now a research director, also claimed that Mr Burley was with a group who stole a sign from outside a dentist’s surgery during a night out.

‘I saw the sign,’ Mr Etherington recalled. ‘It was outside his [Mr Burley’s] room, it was bronze and I think it had the dentist’s name on. He didn’t act on his own on that one. He was one of a group.

‘The cleaners found the sign in the house and they obviously realised it belonged to someone else. The police came round. Aidan went over to the dentist’s and the guy was understandably upset. Aidan ended up paying a good lump of money for a replacement.’ Mr Burley’s lawyer declined to comment.

When contacted about Mr Burley’s conduct while at St John’s, Dr Tom Kemp, who was dean of the college at the time, said: ‘I don’t think I’m in a position to comment.’

In a series of photographs sent to The Mail on Sunday, Mr Burley is pictured with a number of women at various parties. In one, taken before he was elected to Parliament at the General Election last year, he is seen licking a woman’s cheek while dressed as Eighties children’s television personality Timmy Mallett.

Mr Burley said in a statement last night: ‘I do not intend to reply in detail to this hotch-potch of student tittle-tattle.’

Mr Burley declined to comment.

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