UKIP not racist and fostering decision is 'ridiculous'

MEMBERS of UKIP racist? A couple had their three foster children taken away by a council on the grounds that their membership of the UK Independence Party meant that they supported 'racist' policies.

My wife and I’ am are ex-foster parents from Cardiff who moved to Swansea and plan to start to foster again when I retire! As a member of UKIP will this stand to block us now?

I find this hard to understand due to the fact I have mixed race within my family. I wouldn’t have joined UKIP if I thought that some one can accuse me of being a member of a racist or xenophobic.

Our manifesto includes a demand for Britain to pull out of the European Union and to curb immigration. This is in line with majority views of both Labour and the Conservative grassroots as reported by YouGov polls.

And, before anyone asks I voted Labour for 45 years until I woke up and saw Labour is not a party for the working man any more.

As a couple, we now fear that there will be now a black mark against our name and we will not be able to foster again. If this is accurate and there are no other extraneous matters that have concerned the authorities, then it is completely ridiculous and no self-respecting authority should be stopping people fostering on the grounds based on their political views.

The discrimination displayed by the council does not belong in a civilized society such as ours. Nigel Farage is himself married to a German and is often quoted as saying 'I love Europe but despise the political entity that is the EU.'

James Cole, Windmill Terrace, St Thomas, Swansea.