Aidan Burley Is An 'Idiot' For Olympic Tweets, Says David Cameron

30/07/2012 15:52
  • Ned Simons Assistant Political Editor, The Huffington Post UK

Speaking on Monday afternoon the prime minister said: "I think what he said was completely wrong. It was an idiotic thing to say."

He added: "I did once say something about people who use Twitter, particularly politicians, and I think in this case I was absolutely spot on."

Burley, who was sacked as a ministerial aide after attending a Nazi-themed stag do last year, attracted a barrage of criticism after attacking Danny Boyle's Friday night opening ceremony on Twitter.

"The most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen - more than Beijing, the capital of a communist state! Welfare tribute next?" he said.

He added: "Thank God the athletes have arrived! Now we can move on from leftie multi-cultural crap. Bring back red arrows (sic), Shakespeare and the Stones!"

Burley defended his tweets and said they had been "misunderstood".

"I was talking about the way it was handled in the show, not multiculturalism itself," he said.

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