Unthinkable? Could Lord Rothermere’s vitriolic attacks on Ed Miliband be because he’s Jewish?

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the Daily Mail!)

Of course, the Daily Mail never likes Labour leaders.

But in all the years of watching politics, I have never before seen such vitriolic and personal attacks on a Labour leader – and even his family – that we have been seeing from the Daily Mail recently (warning – link to Daily Mail dross):

Miliband’s wife tells of fury after meeting ‘unattached’ Ed

In fact, the attacks are so personal I’m even starting to think the unthinkable.

Could it be because Ed Miliband is Jewish?

Don’t be so naive to think there aren’t still members of the British establishment who really really hate the idea of somebody with a Jewish background being Prime Minister.

And after all, Rothermere and his newspaper the Daily Mail have a shameful history of anti-Semitism.

In the 1930s, the newspaper supported Hitler as well as Oswald Mosley and his British Union of…

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