Parents demand apology over children who were removed from Rotherham foster family because they were Ukip members
Social workers at the centre of a row over removing children from Ukip-supporting foster parents have been given until today to justify their decision.
The disclosure that the couple had three children, who are Eastern European migrants, removed from them because they belonged to a "racist" party has provoked a political storm. The decision by staff at Rotherham council has been condemned by David Cameron, the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, and the Labour leader, Ed Miliband.
Yesterday, the couple said they wanted the children back.
The wife – who cannot be named – told The Daily Telegraph: "We feel that we have personally been slandered and we would like a public apology from Rotherham.
"We would also like something in the form of a letter stating that they have got it wrong."
Roger Stone, the council leader, has ordered an investigation while Paul Lakin, the councillor responsible for children's care, has called for a full report.
Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, said yesterday that his party was "non-racist" and "non-sectarian".
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