"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 judgement."Now we find out that not making excuses and leaving wasn't the only wrong choice.
Burley didn't just turn up and find himself in the presence of his mate dressed in an SS uniform. He bought the thing, as revealed in the Tory party's own internal report
"as best man, Mr Burley purchased the costume alongside the flights and other costs associated with the trip on behalf of the other attendees"