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  12/18/2011, Kislev 22, 5772

Cameron Fires MP Who Toasted Hitler

British Prime Minister David Cameron has fired a Conservative parliament member for taking part in a toast to Hitler. Aidan Burley was removed from his job as aide to Transport Secretary Justine Greening  over the weekend, a week after video of him toasting the Third Reich and the  reign of Hitler was released. Burley was wearing an SS officer's uniform when he made the toast, which newspaper reports said he had paid for with his own money.

In a statement, a Conservative party officials aid that “Aidan Burley has behaved in a manner which is offensive and foolish. That is why he is being fired from his post.  Burley had blamed the incident on “clearly inappropriate behavior by several of the other guests.”