Two years ago Conservative MP Aidan Burley apologised for his participation in a Nazi-themed stag night. But many questions remain about both the incident and Mr Burley’s account of it — not least because the party has refused to make public the results of its own investigation.
The trial in France of a fellow reveler has raised still more questions about Mr Burley’s account. There is a sense in which the Conservative Party appears to think that if it can keep quiet about the incident it will recede into the mists of time. That is plain wrong. The longer it obfuscates, the more it appears to be hiding something.