(courtesy Atreus of Norfolk Unity)
As the European Parliament sat for the first time since the elections of last month, Nick 'No-Mates' Griffin and his gormless sidekick Andrew Brons immediately ran into controversy.
First Democratic Unionist Party MEP Diane Dodds, according to the Times, refused to sit next to them.
Then, according to the Daily Telegraph British civil servants and officials imposed a "cordon sanitaire" around British National Party MEPs as they took up their two seats in the European Parliament. The pair were banned from an official government reception for British MEPs, hosted by Glenys Kinnock, the Europe minister.
Under new guidelines, agreed by David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, Mr Griffin and his colleague Andrew Brons will be isolated and kept at arms length from the world of officialdom and diplomatic socialising.
"Officials will not engage in any other contact with elected representatives of any nationality who represent extremist or racist views, unless specific permission has been granted to do so on a particular occasion," a government spokeswoman said.
Glenis Willmott, Labour's leader in the European Parliament, made a statement to MEPs condemning the BNP.
"Sixty years ago we fought against the fascists together. Today two UK fascists are taking their seats in this parliament for the first time. Today is a sad day for Britain and we will not let matters rest," she said.
And on the same day that Griffin and Brons took to their lonely seats came an in depth report from the Centre For Social Cohesion researched by Edmund Standing, which can be downloaded as a Pdf here.
It goes into terrific detail over the continuing links between the BNP, its members and supporters and racist, white supremacists. Many of the stars of previous posts are included.
Griffin constantly claims he and his party have changed; the reality is different.