Staff at Labour led Rotherham Council have decided that UKIP has "Racist" policies and that a couple who belonged to the party are unsuitable to be carers. Of course this is typical Labour thinking; UKIP, in common with, I would suggest, a majority of people in this country, want far tighter restrictions on immigration and thus by definition are "Racist".
The couple, who have been fostering children for a number of years, had been caring for three children of "European Origin" for eight weeks, when the children removed because the council were "tipped-off" that they were members of UKIP.
It would seem that, in the eyes of these left wing social workers, belonging to an organisation which wishes to withdraw from Europe makes a person unfit to look after a child from somewhere on the continent.
Readers will need no reminding that Rotherham was where an Asian Gang exploited a number of young girls, some of whom were in council care, for sexual purpose over at least a decade without social workers considering it appropriate to take any action. They were apparently "tipped-off" about the gangs on numerous occasions, but took no action, so it would seem that tips about UKIP are taken more seriously than tips about rape. Presumably declaring UKIP racist is part of the "Lessons learnt" and "Improvements" made to their child protection services following the gang rapes.
Surely it is time for the Minister for Local Government to order an enquiry into just what is going on in Rotherham Council and ascertain exactly why they think that wishing to withdraw from the EU make a couple unsuitable to foster children from within the EU.
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