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Never mind the headline about Brits being unable to make sandwiches (you know it’s duff) – where did the Daily Mail get its poppy brooches?

“Free ceramic poppy brooch”, the strapline screams. “Beautiful. Unique. And we are giving away thousands to lucky readers”, it rather ungrammatically continues.

Does anyone else get the feeling that the Mail has done a deal with Britain First, the BNP-lite organisation that this blog busted yesterday for selling hugely overpriced poppy badges to raise funds for their xenophobic cause?

But then… nah. The Mail‘s bosses would never dream of getting involved with ultra right-wing organisations with hugely dodgy race relations policies!

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Daily Mail owner Lord Rothermere with Adolf Hitler, 1930s.

… Would it?

Postscript: Thanks to alittleecon for the article that provided the Mail cover image. Alex Little’s piece is about the sandwich story and you are encouraged to visit his site and read it.

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