Today’s Sun reports that Rotherham Council, who where recently accused of being complicit in child rape (read more), have taken away children from foster parents because they were members of UKIP.
The couple rescued three kids — believed to be from an ethnic minority — in an emergency adoption in September.
Just weeks later, social workers took the trio away after hearing of the couple’s political leanings. The heartbroken mum said: “The implication was that we were racist.”
The anonymous woman claimed social workers in Rotherham, South Yorks, told her: “We would not have placed these children with you had we known you were members of UKIP because it wouldn’t have been the right cultural match.”
She continued: “They said UKIP doesn’t like Europeans and wants them out of the country.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage — who wants Britain to quit the EU — last night said: “Rotherham Council have to look at themselves in the mirror and ask who it is that is prejudiced?”
Former children’s minister Tim Loughton said: “I will be very concerned if decisions were based on misguided political correctness.”
This is another fine example of authority figures using the race card to be divisive. Firstly, political opinion has nothing to do with suitability to be a foster parent, secondly, UKIP has nothing to do with Racism. Lets face it, “Farage” isn’t exactly a popular English name!
Regarding the accusations against Rotherham Council, here is a little snippet from the above article.
“Throughout this period, Rotherham council has failed to accept the role of ethnicity and culture in such group offending. Earlier this year, this newspaper revealed how the town’s safeguarding children board censored a report into the murder of a 17-year-old girl to conceal the ethnicity of the British Pakistani men suspected of using her for sex from the age of 11.”
The Rotherham Advertiser recently reported, under the headline “Rotherham council boss to face MPs over child sex grooming scandal” that Rotherhams Chief Executive Martin Kimber and his predecessor, Mike Cuff, will be asked to appear before the Home Affairs Select Committee, chaired by MP Keith Vas, to be quizzed about the sexual exploitation of children in the town. (read more). The council was also critisied in 2010 for spending thousands of pounds on a three-day Christmas party… in JULY
It is reported that A spokesman for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council said last night: “We continue to keep the situation under review.”