MP: Tweet about multiculturalism was 'misunderstood'

In response to the online anger directed at his tweets about the Olympic Ceremony, the Conservative MP Aidan Burley has tweeted:

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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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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 The backbencher has partially withdrawn his comments.