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Decision over UKIP couple fostering 'indefensible' - Gove

24 November 2012 Last updated at 14:08 GMT

Michael Gove has branded a decision by Rotherham council to remove three children from a foster couple because they belong to UKIP as "indefensible".

The education secretary said he would be investigating how the decision to remove the children came to be made.

The children - who are "not indigenous white British" - were removed by social workers who accused the unnamed couple of belonging to a "racist party".

The council said it was also launching an immediate inquiry.