Whether Rotherham Social Services is run by incredibly stupid folks or human beings created by genetically modifying former members of the Stasi with Guardian reader genes does not matter – either is a scandal. The case of the UKIP foster parents marks another sad landmark in the death of free England.
By way of background I have never been to Rotherham but I gather that this grim Northern town has suffered far more than its fair share of child abuse scandals. And so you would have thought that finding a pair of responsible foster parents would be a dream for its hard pressed social services department. Step forward an un-named couple in their late 50s who live in a neat detached house in a village in South Yorkshire. The husband was a Royal Navy reservist for more than 30 years and works with disabled people, while his wife is a qualified nursery nurse.
These are socially caring folk who for seven years have taken in kids of all races and been praised for being fantastic foster parents. Their record of work and service should provide the poor kids with role models and stability. They have had an exemplary record over 12 placements.
Until the other week they were looking after three kids, a baby girl, a boy and an older girl, who were all from an ethnic minority and a troubled family background. The three thrived. The baby put on weight and the older girl even began calling them “mum and dad”.
But then the Stasi arrived and said that they had received an anonymous tip-off that they were members of Ukip. One Stasi official said “Ukip have got racist policies…Ukip does not like European people and wants them all out of the country to be returned to their own countries.”
The Kids were removed.
The first thing that is so creepy is that a (Labour run) local authority operates on the basis of “anonymous tip offs about political beliefs.” That really is Orwellian. Does Rotherham Social Services remunerate its network of sneaks who report if Foster parents have unsuitable beliefs about the European Union, passive smoking, global warming or any other 2012 “Thought crime.” Or do the spies act for free because they just wish to show loyalty to Big Brother?
The second thing is that Rotherham Social services does not seem to know what UKIP policy is. Wishing to leave the Evil Empire does not equate to hating Europeans. UKIP has no policy of repatriation. This is just fantasy.
No doubt Big Brother (Rotherham branch) will blame this on a couple of errant employees but such a big call must have been discussed at departmental level. This is the official policy of Rotherham Social Services.
Nushra Mansuri, of the British Association of Social Workers, said: “My first question would be, does the local council have a clear equality policy so you can understand a bit more about the decision-making? Otherwise it’s very difficult to fathom.” No Nushra you are wrong. It does not matter what the “clear equality policy” of Rotherham Council is. This is a case where the State has decided that the 10% of its citizens who support UKIP have views which are unacceptable. Whether there is a “clear equality policy” or not this case is a disgrace.
I wonder. If the Conservative party was lead by a proper Tory and also came out in favour of quitting the Evil Empire, would Rotherham then start snatching kids from Tory voting foster parents. If indeed it can find anyone at all in this Northern shit-hole brave enough to vote Tory.
This is the State imposing an extreme dogma about what one can or cannot believe on its citizens even though it is patently not in the interests of those it is meant to be assisting ( the poor vulnerable kids). Another day in Airstrip One.
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