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CllrSue Gray, a Labour councillor on Thurrock, has been suspended from her Party after forwarding an racist email. I haven't seen the full email but while it may not be racist it certainly sounds inflammatory and inaccurate. The police being involved sounds like a misuse of their time and a breach of free speech. 

Do the people of Thurrock want the police to be out on the streets catching yobs or having long discussions with Cllr Gray on her insights into race relations and demographics?

On the other hand Cllr Gray's defence that she forwarded the email on to lots of people without reading it does not come across as entirely reassuring. So probably Labour were right to suspend her.

Among other comments the email said:

“This is unbelievable. It’s now predicted that Britain will become an Islamic state by 2070. (Time to think about your children/grandchildren). Please forward this e-mail asap so that 40 per cent of British voters who didn’t vote last time might get the message.”

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