There was much shouting and angry frothing fervour this week, following the sudden discovery of a design feature on the Essex County Council building.
Built in the 1939 the county council building has a motif of what look like Hakenkreuz, or "swastikas" for those of you who don't speak German, a fact which had apparently escaped the residents of Essex the past sixty years or so.
This was followed by the shocking discovery of several more instances on public buildings and rural cottages, including the Foreign Commonwealth Office and Royal Academy of Arts.
Because anyone can use words to mean things and use facts to prove anything that is even remotely true, there are of course nay sayers who try to make us believe that the design dates back thousands of years.
That there were, allegedly, similar designs used in Greek architecture and that the word is Sanskrit meaning "good to be" and, most preposterous of all, that it was was supposedly used, fairly extensively in British architecture as early as the 19th century following Britain's colonization of India the alleged place of the symbol's origin.
UKIP - Britain's pre-eminent non-racist, non-right wing, far-right party - has denied any responsibility.