UK lawmaker demoted over Nazi-themed stag party

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Posted: Dec 18, 2011 6:01 AM
UK lawmaker demoted over Nazi-themed stag party

A British Conservative lawmaker in Britain has been fired as a parliamentary aide for attending a friend's Nazi-themed stag party.

The party said Sunday that Aidan Burley had "behaved in a manner which is offensive and foolish" and had been removed as parliamentary private secretary to the transport minister.

The party says Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered an investigation into Burley's behavior.

Last week a newspaper ran a picture showing Burley with a man dressed in an SS uniform at the party.

Burley said he felt "deep regret" about the event, at which guests toasted the Third Reich.

In a letter to the Jewish Chronicle newspaper, he offered an "unreserved, wholehearted and fulsome apology" and said he had "made the wrong choice not to leave" the party.