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with his complete disregard for ever managing to climb back up the Westminster ladder. most politicians wouldn't dare put airing their moronic views over their career.
I doubt the views/career calculation even entered his mind.
Except, he's obviously not.
I'll go with being a thicko because the alternative is much worse
He was on a stag do where the stag was dressed up as a nazi/Hitler. He was dressed normally.
Ed Balls on the other hand, has dressed up as a nazi:
he called China a "Communist" country.
Aidan Burley is not one of them.
Not sure whether Burley's an idiot or racist twat admittedly but, whereas there are several Tories past and present - John Major, Ken Clarke, William Hague and Boris Johnson to name but four - who are clearly very intelligent people who I happen to disagree with politically; there are so many people currently leading the Tories (Gove, Pickles, Osborne and Lansley being the prime offenders) who are quite clearly clueless idiots who nothing about the departments they're working in that it's deeply, deeply worrying.
Bit off-topic admittedly.
he can't even choose a flattering twitter icon: https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/1630773530/25606_-_3_Aidan_Burley_MP.jpg