Cannock MP Accused of ‘Dozing and Texting’ During Holocaust Lecture

Cannock MP Aiden Burley has come under scrutiny once again after a student accused him of ‘dozing and texting’ during a lecture by a Holocause survivor.

Aiden, who was sacked from his junior government role after attending a ‘Nazi-themed’ stag party, has again become under an unwanted spotlight after reports of him sending text messages and ‘dozing’ came to light

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A statement has since been raised by Dr James Smith, Chairman of the Holocaust Centre, who said:

I spent two days with Aidan Burley in Poland. I facilitated the trip and there was no plan by the Conservative Party, myself or The Holocaust Centre to put this visit into the public domain as a media gimmick, but rather it was to be a meaningful learning experience about the devastating impact of genocide committed by the Nazis.

There were some powerful and evocative moments which could have been used for media advantage, but it was not the aim of this trip to suggest Aidan was superficially atoning for his actions. There were no cameras, no reporters and no press releases.

The full statement can be read here.

Aidan has insisted that he did not fall asleep but a friend conceded he may have “answered an important message from London” by text.

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