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Foster parents 'stigmatised and slanderedí for being members of Ukip
The Daily Telegraph ^ | 10:00PM GMT 23 Nov 2012 | By Sam Marsden

Posted on 11/24/2012 3:23:34 AM PST by Eurotwit

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.

The husband and wife, who have been fostering for nearly seven years, said they were made to feel like criminals when a social worker told them that their views on immigration made them unsuitable carers.

Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, described the actions of Rotherham borough council as “a bloody outrage” and “political prejudice of the very worst kind”.

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.

Former Labour voters, they have been approved foster parents for nearly seven years and have looked after about a dozen different children, one of them in a placement lasting four years.

They took on the three children — a baby girl, a boy and an older girl, who were all from an ethnic minority and a troubled family background — in September in an emergency placement.

They believe that the youngsters thrived in their care. The couple were described as “exemplary” foster parents: the baby put on weight and the older girl even began calling them “mum and dad”.

However, just under eight weeks into the placement, they received a visit out of the blue from the children’s social worker at the Labour-run council and an official from their fostering agency.

They were told that the local safeguarding children team had received an anonymous tip-off that they were members of Ukip.

The wife recalled: “I was dumbfounded. Then my question to both of them was, 'What has Ukip got to do with having the children removed?’

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 11/24/2012 3:23:42 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

Freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of thought. These are not worth fighting for? How many in the past have made the ultimate sacrifice in order to obtain freedom...and now? I have had enough. If that social worker came to MY door, they would have paid dearly.


2 posted on 11/24/2012 3:34:19 AM PST by ransacked
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To: Eurotwit

OH! On the surface that is just like communist Russia. If you were a card carrying member of the party, your sins were overlooked.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 3:35:01 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Eurotwit

Another example of the race card used to censor political expression.


4 posted on 11/24/2012 3:38:11 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Eurotwit

It all started with them losing their gun freedoms.

Our second amendment is the one that guarantees all the others.


5 posted on 11/24/2012 3:41:06 AM PST by zipper
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To: Eurotwit

The UKIP needs to go hard at those who made this decision. Bury them in lawsuits and confrontational attendance at open council meetings and anything else that can be done to combat the thought police.


6 posted on 11/24/2012 3:42:29 AM PST by Truth29
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To: ican'tbelieveit
OH! On the surface that is just like communist Russia

Yeah. Or Chicago.

7 posted on 11/24/2012 3:55:18 AM PST by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: Eurotwit

What an amazing thing. The UK has become the USSR.


8 posted on 11/24/2012 4:14:06 AM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: zipper
No it didnt. Dont be silly. Sheesh...some Americans seem to think that gun rights in the uk were "stolen" a generation or so ago. Gun ownership has NEVER been common in the UK, for an assortment of cultural reasons.

Your second amendment doesn't actually guarantee anything, because force is useless unless it is applied. In other words, what really counts is the will of the people. Think on it. You can have all the guns you like, if people are not prepared to USE them to defend liberty they guarantee nothing.

What is really killing both the UK and the US (and western civlisation in general) is the kind of attitude amongst the polical elites as evidenced by this article. A growing number of people either despise the system, or at the least take its strength and wealth and power for granted. They see it all around them and they think it will last forever. They don't realise that it requires hard work, tough decisions and strength to hold it all together (or they are too lazy to bother).

When culture's lose their self-respect they become rotten and decadent and eventually will be superceded by younger, more vibrant societies. In the case of Asia the Chinese. In Europe most likely Islam. In America probably hordes of Hispanics. Get used to it bunkie, cos its probably too late to stop it from happening.

9 posted on 11/24/2012 4:33:33 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Eurotwit

I am not a fan of racism. I think it is ignorant and unscientific.

But racism has become the greatest modern taboo, so that even mildly racist beliefs are stigmatized as the worst possible sins and crimes.

Which is just stupid. Mild discomfort around members of other “races” is the worst possible sin? Really? Worse than mass murder or child molestation? Really?

Especially when the denounced racism is invariably uni-directional. Racism against white people is not only acceptable, it is encouraged.


10 posted on 11/24/2012 5:55:53 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Vanders9
A growing number of people either despise the system, or at the least take its strength and wealth and power for granted. They see it all around them and they think it will last forever. They don't realise that it requires hard work, tough decisions and strength to hold it all together (or they are too lazy to bother).

Liberals, for unknown and illogical reasons, believe that peace and prosperity are the default condition, and insist that any deviation from this condition must be explained, with blame usually assigned to interference by evil conservatives.

In actual fact, of course, poverty and war are mankind's default conditions. Peace and prosperity, where they have existed, which has been only rarely in human history, do so only because they have been built and maintained via a great deal of effort.

I think this unconquerable and unquestioned belief that good things occur naturally, while bad things are produced only by human malevolence, explains most of why liberals believe and act as they do. All they have to do is use the power of the state to destroy the resistance of the bad people, and utopia will result.

11 posted on 11/24/2012 6:03:03 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Eurotwit

Soon to come to a town near you.


12 posted on 11/24/2012 6:03:55 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Sherman Logan

Sherman Logan: “Racism against white people is not only acceptable, it is encouraged.”

True. Sexism against males is also not only acceptable, it’s encouraged and persuasive. What can one do about it? I don’t know.


13 posted on 11/24/2012 6:04:15 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Eurotwit

Visit Europe now, before all of the great cathedrals are mosques.


14 posted on 11/24/2012 6:46:04 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sherman Logan; wardaddy
Modern “anti-racism” actually means “anti-white.”

Today’s PC commissars simply will not permit or condone a successful country made up of the original white European inabitants. From Canada to Norway to the UK to the USA, the PC commissars demand that millions of hostile and illiterate third-worlders simply must be allowed to immigrate.

Eventually, these PC Quisling traitors use this demographic invasion to literally change the face of the national electorate, wiping out the possiblility that the original European inhabitants will ever be able to control their own destinies as they had for centuries and millenia.

Whites simply must not be allowed to be successful, on their own. White societies must be opened up, broken, and destroyed. Nobody is demanding that the Japanese bring in millions of Somalis or Nigerians, and make them full citizens with govt affirmative action programsto guarantee their “success.”

But in every predominantly white nation, this is the case. White nations must not be allowed to succeed.

Why? Does their success highlight the utter failure of many third-world nations and their cultures?

15 posted on 11/24/2012 6:53:02 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Vanders9

Islam is vibrant??? It’s maniacal, not vibrant. That’s like calling the Nazis “vibrant.”

And, rest assured, most folks on FR just LOVE to use their guns.


16 posted on 11/24/2012 7:20:23 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Travis McGee
Does their success highlight the utter failure of many third-world nations and their cultures?

Consistently, invariably, and with monotonous regularity.

Of course, to simply observe that fact is racist. To articulate it is hate speech.

To be equally stupid and useless is tolerance.

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17 posted on 11/24/2012 7:40:39 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Eurotwit

Soon the Democrats and the GOPe will outlaw conservatism.


18 posted on 11/24/2012 9:10:44 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Well I think in a strange way it is very logical what they believe. Like I say, they have only ever known plenty and peace and prosperity, so naturally its pretty natural to believe that is the default condition of Humanity, in spite of clear evidence to the contrary from large chunks of the rest of the world.

Liberalism is essentially a secular, humanist movement. They blasphemously believe, most of them no doubt subconsciously, that we really can build heaven on earth, if only we were all more loving, more tolerant, more accepting, and so on. And this is very well and good and very difficult to argue against, until you realise the root of this argument is built upon a fundamentally incorrect appreciation of Human nature, and therefore it will fail. Not all liberals are atheists or agnostics of course. In fact probably most of them aren't, but its hard to square their utopian vision for Humanity with the clear descriptions of the depraved nature of Man propounded by Christianity (and, in fact, pretty much all the other major world religions too now I think on it).

I agree completely with your post, and in fact the theory you propound in paragraph three puts it very clearly and in a way I had not considered before. So thanks a lot for that.

19 posted on 11/24/2012 9:46:11 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: CitizenUSA

Prejudice and bigotry, as typified by off colour jokes, bias at work or in social situations, and so on, have always existed and still exist to this day. Its just that certain peoples and groups are off-limits now. That, of course, makes it perfectly ok.... /s


20 posted on 11/24/2012 9:54:28 AM PST by Vanders9
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