The leader of Rotherham Council has refused to answer questions about the couple who have had three foster children taken from them because they are members of the UK Independence Party.
But Councillor Roger Stone made it clear that his authority would co-operate fully with an inquiry into the affair ordered by the Education Secretary Michael Gove.The couple at the centre of the row say they want the children back - and a public apology. Chris Kiddey reports.
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