Tory activist sent Muslim minister emails praising Enoch Powell

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No 10 copied in on messages to Nusrat Ghani referencing ‘rivers of blood’ speech

The UK government’s only female Muslim minister has been bombarded with emails from a Conservative activist praising Enoch Powell’s “rivers of blood” speech and questioning whether immigrants should be allowed to stand for parliament.

Nusrat Ghani, the shipping minister, received correspondence from David Proudfoot, a constituent and party activist, which said the UK should be controlled by “our own people, not people from a different culture” and called for an end to “ghettoes like little Pakistans”.

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