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:

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

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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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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 The backbencher has partially withdrawn his comments.