The email contained the lines:
“We think UK darn good place. Too darn good for the white man race! If they no like us, they can scram. Got lots of room in Pakistan!”
The councillor in question has now been suspended and is claiming that it was her husband who sent it.
But questions remain as to how strong her support within the Conservative party is. The debate thread on ConservativeHome is revealing. Comments range from “what a fuss about nothing”, to “It’s a jokey rhyming poem pointing out what a soft touch we’ve become. Why can’t they just laugh this off?” and “All TRUE Tories (there aren’t many MPs who can legitimately call themselves this) must be aghast that this poor lady is being made into the sacrificial lamb by this ghastly leader, whilst that degenerate Gregory Barker (MP for Bexhill who had a gay affair with his ‘interior designer’) has no reprimand whatsoever.”
Regular readers of The Daily will also remember the Tory councillors John Hudson, Derek Tipp and Keith Standring who refused to back down from sharing a campaigning platform with a named BNP member on the Freedom Association’s Better Off Out campaign.