Sunday, November 25, 2012

The unspeakable Ms Thacker

News report:
A council is investigating a decision to remove three children from the care of foster parents because they are members of the UK Independence Party.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council sparked outrage when it removed the children because the couple's political affiliation was seen as being at odds with the youngsters' European backgrounds. By the council's own admission the youngsters were happy and there was no question mark over the foster parents' provision of care.
Joyce Thacker, the council's strategic director of children and young people's services, said the decision to remove the children was taken after consultation with lawyers. Asked what the specific problem was with the couple being Ukip members, Mrs Thacker told BBC Breakfast: "These children are from EU migrant backgrounds and Ukip has very clear statements on ending multiculturalism, not having that going forward, and I have to think about how sensitive I am being to those children."

I am so outraged by Thackerism that for once I am at a loss for words.

1 comment:

Mike and Ann said...

There aren't words for that sort of stupidity. Those poor youngsters!!!