Conservative HQ are stonewalling enquiries about their report into a Nazi-themed stag do attended by Aidan Burley. The Cannock chase MP flew to France with pals for a party which saw chants of “Hitler! Hitler! Hitler!” — where the groom-to-be wore an SS uniform reportedly hired by Burley.
According to the Jewish Chronicle, CCHQ have received several communications from Labour MP Ian Austin on the issue but haven’t bothered to reply. As Scrapbook previously disclosed, the report was due to be completed way back in February.
Poignantly, Burley is facing a challenge from a Labour candidate whose Polish mother fled the Nazis in World War II — seeing her two baby brothers die along the way.
David Cameron has slammed Aidan Burley as “idiotic” over his disgusting comments on the Olympic opening ceremony. And as though the message to his leading backbench embarrassment wasn’t clear, the prime minister then invoked his notorious quip that “too many tweets make a twat”:
“I think what he said was completely wrong. It was an idiotic thing to say … I did once say something about people who use Twitter, particularly politicians, and I think in this case I was absolutely spot on.”
And in further bad news for Burley, LabourList today revealed that the opposition plan to select their candidate early in order to capitalise on his Nazi-partying, boorish behaviour.
Supposedly a safe Labour seat, the Tories seized Cannock Chase on one of the biggest swings of the 2010 general election — leading many to question the scrutiny process for Burley’s selection.
Scrapbook plans to register with the Electoral Commission as a “third party” campaigning organisation. Burley can count on seeing our handiwork in spring 2015.
Scrapbook wonders how Aidan Burley’s complaint that the London 2012 opening ceremony was “multi-cultural crap” will be received by the Pakistani Olympic delegation — whose only medal hope, the hockey team, stayed in Burley’s Cannock constituency while preparing for the games.
His remarks are particularly embarrassing given that the opening ceremony specifically highlighted immigration from Commonwealth countries such as Pakistan. Scrapbook can exclusively reveal that the team stayed at the Ramada hotel in Cannock — just two minutes away from Aidan Burley’s office.
A statement from Cannock Hockey Club said:
“Following extensive efforts by Staffordshire County Council and Cannock Hockey Club to attract a top tier team to the world-class facilities, the Pakistan Hockey Federation selected the Hockey Club … as its training base to fine tune their preparations for the summer games.”
But as we all know, skiing is more Aidan Burley’s sort of thing.
Nazi-partying Tory MP Aidan Burley is in deep trouble for describing the Olympic opening ceremony as “multi-cultural crap”. Are these scenes — featuring multi-ethnic family life, Empire Windrush immigrants from Jamaica and a kiss betweeen a black man and mixed-race woman — what he found so offensive?
Number 10 are already distancing themselves from his comments.
Aidan Burley — the Tory MP who attended a Nazi-themed stag party in the French Alps — has taken to Twitter to describe this evening’s Olympic opening ceremony as “multi-cultural crap”. The event, the brainchild of film director Danny Boyle, featured a tribute to the NHS and an extended sequence based around a multi-ethnic British family.
Burley is currently getting his arse handed to him on Twitter.
It seems Nazi-partying MP Aidan Burley has taken to lecturing others on how to behave. In the wake of an incident in which Lords reform rebels were ordered off the parliamentary estate by whips for fear that another Tory “might do an Eric Joyce” and fight them, Burley opined:
“We have a problem … the late-night, boozing, alcoholic culture of this place. That is something that is made worse by having to wait around until ten o’clock to vote … It is also at lunchtimes, they say.”
Perhaps he should have a word with his girlfriend, Cannock Chase councillor Jodie Jones. Having split with ex-Sky TV presenter Helen Boyle — just months after shamelessly press-releasing their engagement to the media, replete with cheesy picture and cringe-worthy headline – Burley has finally come clean over his relationship with “Britain’s sexiest councillor”, who also works in his office.
Cllr Jones previously piqued the interest of the Daily Mail, after the paper got their hands on pictures of her sprawled in the street with a bottle of wine in each hand.
With rumours that scandal-prone Burley will not be defending his marginal seat in 2015, perhaps Jones would fit in well on the parliamentary terrace.
The so-called Trade Union Reform Campaign (TURC) — run by Nazi-partying Tory MP Aidan Burley — have expended much effort fulminating that Labour MPs should declare trade union donations to their constituency parties when speaking about employment issues in parliament.
A member of TURC’s grand-sounding Parliamentary Council is Staffordshire MP Karen Bradley, who had this to say about heavy equipment manufacturer JCB at business questions today:
“the success or otherwise of JCB has a great impact on the economy in Staffordshire Moorlands because of the number of people employed by JCB and the number of local businesses that supply JCB. It was great news to learn of last year’s record results — the best in the business’s 66-year history.”
Perhaps TURC’s piety on declarations would be more believable if they extended the principle to themselves. The register of members’ interests shows that Karen Bradley’s local party has received no less than £5,000 from JCB:
Name of donor: JCB Research
Address of donor: Lakeside Works, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Scrapbook thought tractor production statistics were the territory of the far left.
Scrapbook’s favourite Nazi-partying Tory MP has today released an “annual report” for 2011/2012 — but it seems to be missing a few details.
“Aidan headed over to the Cannock Campus of South Staffordshire College to take part in a painting and decorating apprenticeship lesson”
But we couldn’t find any mention of when he hit national front pages after “heading over” to France, where his friend dressed up in Nazi uniform to toast the Third Reich. And it’s especially curious that whilst he boasts of standing up for constituents in Westminster, he doesn’t tell them about being sacked from his government job.
“Aidan joined the Friends of Norton Canesat Norton Canes Library, hand-making greetings cards, specialising in a ‘lady’s apron’ 3D design, which they sell at localcraft shows for charity.”
He also seems to have forgotten what else he did in February: that time that he visited Auschwitz and was accused by students of using his phone during a speech by a Holocaust survivor.
But then, he has had a very busy year.