UKIP foster couple apology

Rotherham Council has apologised for the way it handled a decision to remove three Eastern European children from foster parents who were members of the UK Independence Party. But they insist the decision was in the children's "best interests."

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Nigel Farage: 'These are real lives and real people'

The leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, has expressed his outrage at the news that two UKIP supporters were told they could no longer foster children because of their political views.

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The council and the panel clearly have no understanding of UKIP and by their actions, clearly no desire to know.... http://t.co/0jRPGIvt

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@howson_halifax I certainly have, I have been in contact with the distressed couple. It's an appalling, disgraceful state of affairs.

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@etchellsskeat I am quite appalled that you think I would make up such a story for political effect. These are real lives and real people

Report: Foster parents made to 'feel like criminals'

Two foster parents had their three foster children taken away by a council on the grounds that they are members of the UK Independence Party, according to reports.

The couple said they were made to feel 'like criminals' when a social worker told them that their views on immigration made them unsuitable carers. The husband and wife who have been fostering for nearly seven years, The Telegraph reported.

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