In response to the online anger directed at his tweets about the Olympic Ceremony, the Conservative MP Aidan Burley has tweeted:
Seems my tweet has been misunderstood. I was talking about the way it was handled in the show, not multiculturalism itself
He does not comment on criticism about him tweeting that it was "the most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen."
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