The High Court found that a GDC PCC had been entitled to strike off B, a dentist, after finding that he had sent emails to staff at the GDC containing racial slurs and graphic sexual language. The court found that the messages had been a persistent and repetitive campaign of disgusting vitriol and abuse, and that no-one who had the misfortune of reading the messages would be in any doubt that B was unsuitable to hold any professional position or qualification which brought him into contact with members of the public. The PCC had been entitled and bound to have the protection of the profession's reputation as its core concern, and to give primacy to the public interest.