Tory MP Aidan Burley now faces investigation by French prosecutors. The Nazi-themed stag party he attended is now being examined by police after an official complaints from anti-racism organisation SOS Racisme and the owners of restaurant La Fondue, at which the stag party taunted a waiter with jibes about the Third Reich.

With Nazi uniforms and insignia such as swastikas illegal in France, Burley may be of personal interest to authorities across the Channel after the Mail on Sunday reported that he hired the SS uniform worn by his friend Mark Fournier.

[anchor id=”frenchlaw”]Under previous cases, French diplomats in the UK have previously stated:

“Under Article R645-1 of the French Penal Code, it is a crime, unless required in a film, a play or historical exhibition, to wear or exhibit in public a uniform, insignia or emblem reminiscent of the uniforms, insignia or emblems worn or exhibited either by members of an organization declared criminal pursuant to the statute of the International Military Tribunal annexed to the London Accord of 8 August 1945 or by a person found guilty by a French or international court of one or more crimes against humanity.”

What is French for “You’re nicked, sunshine”?

[update id=”austin_tweet” time=”11:29″ text=”Labour MP Ian Austin haschallenged David Cameron to withdraw the whip from Burley:”]

[update id=”bbc” time=”12:04″ text=”It’s now on the 24-hour channels after appearing on Agence France-Presse (AFP) newswires:”]

[update id=”police_interviews” time=”13:49″ text=”French prosecutors have told Sky News that all those who attended the stag do are likely to be interviewed, including Aidan Burley.”]

  1. @Black Dog Tales

    Wow – that’s the first time I’ve seen that. What’s the context? Did he go around town dressed like with a bunch of people giving nazi salutes to locals? Or is that a private party?

  2. @Black Dog Tales

    Here’s Ed Balls dressed as a Nazi in his student days.

    Reprehensible, of course but I would draw your attention to the clause ‘in his student days’.

  3. Gearóid O hUiginn says:

    @Black Dog Tales: that’s Ed Balls in a Wehrmacht uniform: still completely tasteless, but not quite in the same sewer as Burley.

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