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.
“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”?