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Conservative councillor suspended after 'gypsies' tweet during Eurovision Song Contest Nick Harrington, of Warwick District Council, took to Twitter after none of the Irish judges voted for the British song to win


A Tory councillor has been suspended after posting an offensive tweet about Irish people and gypsies during the Eurovision Song Contest
Nick Harrington, from Warwick District Council, took to social media after none of the Irish judges appeared to vote for the British song to win.
Although Mr Harrington’s account has now been deleted, the tweet was screengrabbed and shared widely across the social media site. 
“#Eurovision2017. Thanks Ireland. You can keep your f****** gypsies,” Mr Harrington said in the tweet. 
Councillor Andrew Mobbs, leader of Warwick District Council, said the comments were “completely unacceptable”. 
“I have had a number of people contact me by telephone and e mail this morning with concerns and I have suspended councillor Harrington from the Conservative group on Warwick District Council for six months. There will be in investigation,” Mr Mobbs told the Coventry Telegraph.
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