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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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Farage: 'Heads should roll' over Rotherham fostering row

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said that Rotherham's head of children's services, Joyce Thacker, should lose her job over the fostering row that led to three children being taken away from their foster parents.

He also said the children should be returned to the couple.

I want them to be pardoned, I want the children to be returned to them and, yes, heads should roll.

Without any shadow of a doubt, (Ms Thacker) should go.

Mr Farage also indicated that his party is considering legal action against Rotherham Council.

If we are not going to get redress from Rotherham Council, we will have to consider other means. We are going to have to look at the legal route.

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