Farage: Rotherham couple had no choice but to go public

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he advised the couple who had their three foster children taken away by a council on the grounds that they are members of the party, to go public.

He told ITV News that he gave them the advice after they failed to get a suitable response from Rotherham Council.

He also said he knew of another case where someone was not able to be a mentor for Barnado's children's charity because they are members of UKIP.

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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."