This February 2014 video from Britain is called Conservative MP Aidan Burley recorded chanting names of Nazi leaders; Mail Online.
By Will Stone in Britain:
Tory twit in trouble after Twitter rant
Sunday 29 July 2012
The Tory MP for Cannock Chase criticised the ceremony on his Twitter site tweeting that it was “the most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen — more than Beijing, the capital of the communist state! Welfare tribute next?”
He later penned: “Thank God the athletes have arrived. Now we can move on from leftie multicultural crap.”
Mr Burley, who was sacked as parliamentary private secretary after attending a nazi-themed stag do last year, argued that his comments had been misunderstood.
The tweets sparked a backlash of opposition on the social networking site, including from fellow Tory MPs.
Conservative MP for Croydon Gavin Barwell said: “Londoners are rather proud of the diversity of our city — nothing left-wing about it.”
And footballer Stan Collymore, who hails from Mr Burley’s constituency, said: “I’ll happily stand against you at the next general election. You have no clue about our town or its people.”
Labour MP David Winnick said: “A great number of people in Cannock, including many who voted for him, will be wishing they had a different MP.”
Danny Boyle’s London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony on Friday night featured sequences showing industrial chimneys and the rise of the working class.
Indeed. But the rise of the working class as a class doing work, not as a class standing up for their rights, as this blog has pointed out.
Another sequence dedicated to the legacy of the NHS showed volunteer nurses dancing around hospital beds.
London Mayor Boris Johnson, when asked whether the ceremony was too left-wing for him, said: “Not at all. I cried like a baby.”
The event included toasts to the Third Reich and nazi salutes.
The disgraced MP also spearheaded the official launch of the anti-union Trade Union Reform Campaign in January in Westminster.
Among the campaign’s key aims include cutting off payments to trade union reps for duties carried out during company time.
A Downing Street spokesman simply said of Mr Burley’s tweets: “We do not agree with him.”
The Daily Mail and the opening ceremony: here.
What Danny Boyle’s Olympic pageant does and does not say about Britain: here.
69 Nations Have More U.S. Troops Than Olympic Athletes: here.
How Tory membership has collapsed under Cameron: here.
Officials could not say today whether a massive Visa failure at Wembley that saw thousands of angry fans go hours without food or drink has actually been fixed: here.
Olympic organisers and their corporate sponsor Visa continued to keep mum today after yet another ironic twist to their “cashless Olympics”: here.
“Beijing Was More Open-Minded”: Street Artists Speak Out Against London’s Olympic Clean Up: here.
Faster, Higher, Stonger: Who Are The Winners In Nature’s Olympics? Here.
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