The Conservatives' internal inquiry into MP Aidan Burley said that despite accepting that he left the dinner in protest at one guest raising a Nazi-themed toast, he failed to make it "explicitly clear" that he objected.
"Given the standards expected of a Member of Parliament, he should have done so."
After the incident was made public in 2011, the Conservative MP Aidan Burley wrote a letter to the Jewish Chronicle in which he claimed he "wished I left as soon as I had realised what was happening."
– Aidan Burley to the Jewish Chronicle
On reflection, I wish I had left as soon as I had realised what was happening. What was happening was wrong and I should have completely dissociated myself from it.
I had a choice, and I made the wrong choice NOT to leave.
I apologise for this error of judgment.