Red7 , December 12, 2011
Tory MP Aiden Burley has apologised for the bad behaviour of his friends during a stag party that took place at a French ski resort. The members of the stag party made Hitler salutes whilst posing for photographs, with one guest raising a toast to the Third Reich and another guest even wearing an SS uniform. The word “idiots” springs to mind!
Any symbols, chants or other associations to the Nazi’s are illegal in France, which was occupied by Germany in the second world war and some members of the party could face prosecution for their offensive behaviour with one French police spokesman stating;
‘Anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi crimes are taken extremely seriously in France. Anyone suspected of breaking the law in this respect can and will be prosecuted.’
The Tory MP may not have been the one wearing the uniform, chanting Nazi slogans or saluting Hitler however, he stood by and watched, making no attempt to put a stop to the shameful behaviour. With his job at risk as many are calling for his resignation, he has apologised saying;
” There was clearly inappropriate behaviour by some of the other guests and I deeply regret that this happened…I am extremely sorry for any offence that will undoubtedly have been caused.”
Hindsight seems to bring such clarity, especially when you’re on the brink of losing your job- funny that!
A little word of advice to you lads organising your stag weekends, not that most of you will need it as it’s really just common sense: there are plenty more stag do ideas and themes you can go for – just leave the Nazi’s out of it!