Tory MP who threw Nazi-themed stag party ‘not racist or anti-semitic’, inquiry finds

A Tory MP who organised a Nazi-themed stag party in France was “stupid and offensive” but is not racist or anti-Semitic, an internal party inquiry has found.

The verdict on Aidan Burley – who was sacked as a ministerial aide over the 2011 episode – has been released because French prosecutors have concluded their investigation.

Groom Mark Fournier – for whom Mr Burley acted as best man – was fined 1,500 euros (about £1,200) for wearing the SS uniform and insignia supplied by the MP, which is outlawed in France.

A court in Albertville also ordered 33-year-old Fournier to pay 1,000 euros (about £820) to an organisation representing the families of Holocaust victims.

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