Government Snatches Kids From Couple Over Support for ‘Independence’ from Europe

Saturday, November 24, 2012
By Paul Martin

By Ian Johnston
NBC News
Nov 24 2012

LONDON — Three children were removed from the care of an English couple because their support for the U.K. Independence Party meant they were unsuitable to provide foster care, an official said Saturday.

Local government body Rotherham Council said that the three children were not “indigenous white British” and that social workers had raised concerns about the UKIP political party’s stance on immigration, ITV News reported.

Joyce Thacker, the director for children and young people’s services at Rotherham Council, told BBC News that the children were placed with the couple on an emergency basis and were not due to remain with them permanently. She confirmed they had been removed from the couple’s care.

“If the party [UKIP] mantra … is ending the active promotion of multiculturalism, I have to think about that,” she added. “I think they [UKIP] have very clear views on immigration.”
She told the BBC that the decision had not been “easy” and she did not think UKIP was a “racist party.”

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