How can social workers taking children away from apparently caring and loving foster parents, on the grounds that they were members of what might well be the third-largest political party in England after the next general election, be justified?
That would be my question in response to Rick Heyse's letter Social workers got it right (M Star November 30).
Though no Star readers would be Ukip supporters, most would agree with Ukip on the need for Britain to withdraw from the EU.
So because we, as socialists, do not support the EU, does that mean we are unfit to foster children? Does that mean we might have a "minor dislike" of eastern European children? Of course not.
We obviously disagree with Ukip supporters on most things - including the reasons why we should withdraw from the EU - but that is no reason to disrupt children's lives.
Many Ukip supporters are ex-Labour supporters who became totally disillusioned with Blairite new Labour.
Can Rick not see that to ally ourselves with the people who made this decision would totally alienate socialists from the working class of Rotherham?
To ally ourselves with the council that for so long ignored the problem of sexual exploitation of children in their town while coming down like a ton of bricks on a kindly couple fostering kids is not socialist.
It smacks of middle-class liberalism of the worst kind.