Mrs Collins said the comments were made before Dame Susan became commissioner, and she would not be as free to express her personal views in her new role.
She added: "The Far Left does not have a monopoly on caring about race relations and Dame Susan Devoy is a very sensible and balanced person.
"We're allowed in this country to have views that have not been politically sanitised and what's wrong with that?"
We couldn't agree more. Dame Susan will be a breath of fresh air after the one-sided tenure of Joris de Bres.