YET AGAIN we see that tired old meaningless cliche (“racism”) wheeled out and employed this time to facilitate the trafficking of children. Clearly, New Labour-controlled Rotherham Council does not believe in democracy –in persons having an opinion other than the sanitised orthodoxy– and thus wishes to separate families in order to impose universal conformity to a totalitarian and effete belief system.
We’re all “racists” now.
ABOVE: Supporter of child snatching, Joyce Thacker, Rotherham Borough Council’s head of children’s services
A council has refused to back down over its decision to remove three children from their foster parents because their membership of the UK Independence Party meant that they supported “racist” policies.
The husband and wife, who have been fostering for nearly seven years, said they were made to feel like criminals when a social worker told them their views on immigration made them unsuitable carers.
The decision by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has provoked widespread criticism, with campaigners representing foster parents describing the decision as “ridiculous” and warning that it could deter other prospective foster parents from volunteering.
But Joyce Thacker, the council’s Director of Children and Young People’s Services, today said the three ethnic minority children had been placed with the couple as an emergency and the arrangement was never going to be long-term.
She told the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We always try to place children in a sensible cultural placement. These children are not UK children and we were not aware of the foster parents having strong political views.
“There are some strong views in the Ukip party and we have to think of the future of the children.”
“Also the fact of the matter is I have to look at the children’s cultural and ethnic needs. The children have been in care proceedings before and the judge had previously criticised us for not looking after the children’s cultural and ethnic needs, and we have had to really take that into consideration with the placement that they were in.”
Asked what the specific problem was with the couple being Ukip members, Mrs Thacker told the BBC: “We have to think about the clear statements on ending multi-culturalism for example.
“These children are from EU migrant backgrounds and Ukip has very clear statements on ending multiculturalism, not having that going forward, and I have to think about how sensitive I am being to those children.”
She added that there was no issue about the quality of care the couple provided and said she would co-operate with any investigation.
The Labour Party, which runs Rotherham, today tried to distance itself from the council’s decision.
Read on: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ukip/9700321/Council-defends-taking-foster-children-away-from-UKIP-members.html