The Straits Times
Published on Nov 24, 2012

Foster children taken away from 'racist' British couple


LONDON (AFP) - A British local authority has removed three non-white children from their foster parents because the couple are members of the anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP).

The couple from Yorkshire in northern England said they had been fostering children for seven years but were told by social workers that they were not suitable because of UKIP's calls for curbs on immigration to Britain.

The woman, a qualified nursery nurse, told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that they had had the baby girl, boy and older girl for eight weeks when two officials came to question them about their reported membership in UKIP.

She said the social worker told her: "We would not have placed these children with you had we known you were members of UKIP because it wouldn't have been the right cultural match."