Some years back, while I was writing a magazine piece about how the Kennel Club feared foreign blood, I noted that British National Party hatemonger and racist Nick Griffin (above) was a big lover of rosettes of the kind so common at dog shows.
Then today, while I was reading an article about overt racism among UKIP members, another Kennel Club rosette pops up, this time on UKIP Councillor Trevor Shonk (see below).
What's the deal? I know the braided history of the Kennel Club and eugenics is long and clear, but do the nattering nabobs of negativism really need to pin rosettes on themselves to show the world they are "blue bloods?"
Could anything be more ridiculous?