MP attacks 'leftie Ceremony'

Downing Street has distanced itself from comments made by the Conservative MP Aidan Burley on Twitter about the "most leftie Opening Ceremony I have ever seen." The backbencher has partially withdrawn his comments.

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Football commentator challenges Tory MP at election

The former footballer turned commentator Stan Collymore has threatened to stand against Aidan Burley in the General Election after his comments on Twitter about the Olympic Ceremony:


@aidanburleymp An embarrasment to the Cannock constituency.An absolute joke of an mp.Sooner we jettison you the better.


@aidanburleymp I'll happily stand against you at the next election.You have no clue about our town or its people.Game on.

Online outrage after Tory MP's 'leftie Opening Ceremony' tweets

Tweeters have reacted angrily to a series of posts from the Conservative backbench MP Aidan Burley about the Olympic Opening Ceremony:


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


Thank God the athletes have arrived! Now we can move on from leftie multi-cultural crap. Bring back red arrows, Shakespeare and the Stones!


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