Aidan Burley. Just when you thought he was keeping his head down, up he pops. You just can’t keep a good Nazi down. The Olympics Opening Ceremony wasn’t, it seems, to his liking. He tweeted,
Over at Torygraph blogs, James Kirkup was first up to defend Burley. He writes,
Danny Boyle’s take on British history, from the Industrial Revolution to the present day, via the suffrage movement and the Empire Windrush, did not please Mr Burley (or whoever is using his Twitter account). Nor did the focus on insitutions like the NHS.
I think we can safely say that it was Burley’s account because he later tries to appear contrite.
I found this tweet from a young ‘nationalist’ follower who offers his support,
ITV News live feed says that senior Tories have distanced themselves from Nazi Boy’s tweets. Fellow Tory MP, Gavin Barwell was quick to slap him down.
Nowhere Towers thinks the opening ceremony for the 1936 Munich Olympics would have been more to Burley’s taste.
UPDATE: 28/7/12 @ 1125
Every time Burley opens his mouth he digs a deeper hole for himself. This is from ITV News.
He think that “it was all rather clichéd about multiculturalism” though he accepts he could have phrased his tweets better.
But in comments that could further annoy, he wondered “why there was the huge, disproportionate focus on rap music when it is a small part of multiculturalism.”
Keep digging, Nazi Boy, we’re loving this. We also hope your French is good because where you’re going, you’re going to be needing it.
UPDATE: 28/7/12 @ 2336
Here’s Burley being interviewed on Sky News. He refuses to accept responsibility and instead chooses to deflect attention from his odious views.