UKIP made the front page of today's Torygraph with the shocking story of 3 children being removed from their foster home because the foster parents were members of UKIP. If this is true and there were no other reasons for removing these children, then we are truely living in Orwell's big brother society. Rotherham council have not yet given their side of the story but certain aspects are very worrying.
The DT reports the social workers acted on 'an anonymous tip off' that the foster parents were UKIP members, a party which supported 'racist' policies and that their views on immigration made them unsuitable carers. I don't know what this couples views on immigration are but when I stood for UKIP I understood the UKIP policy was for 'managed' immigration along Australian lines. There are various other statements attributed to these social workers about UKIP which are clearly incorrect. I hope the media will report UKIP's actual policies in these areas.
Its the anonymous tip off bit that worries me most. It is nasty and deeply damaging to the children involved who have beeen uprooted from their home just before Xmas. Anonymous tip offs and denouncing people to the 'authorities' is what has happened in every nasty dictatorship throughout history. I thought this sort of thing had no place in the UK but clearly it does as Christopher Booker has often highlighted in his Sunday Telegraph column.
Yesterday's EU summit duely kicked the can down the road. Nothing new there then.
Our local daily the Western Morning News reports SW MEP Sir Graham Watson's deep worries over likelihood Britain me leave the EU. These statements were made to at an event in Exeter organised by the European Parliament at the NFU regional headquarters. Big landowners do very welll out of the CAP. The are largely paid for owning the land not for farming it.
You will see more of these meetings in selected areas of our country organised and paid for by the EU as pressure for an In/Out referendum builds.
Watson is the only LibDem SW MEP out of a total of 6. He is a prize hypocrite. He is on record as opposing the whole honours system but when offered one himself it's arise Sir Graham.
I do hope the LibDems are wiped out at the next General Election. We have to put up with Laws as our MP. A man who was caught up in the expenses scandal to the tune of £40k but who has managed to squirm out and as there are few LibDems around is now back in Cast Iron Dave's self serving coalition. Laws should have stood down and given us a by-election to elect a better MP.
Hypocrisy is prevalent in the LibDem party from the top down. They are neither liberal or democratic. Reactionary and autocratic is how I would describe them.