The following actually happened on Channel four news:
Ann: In order to find out how people on the ground felt about Ed Miliband’s defeat, we went down to the Hendon Bagel Emporium where a number of his fellow Jews were happy to give us their views as to what went wrong.
Interviewee: You see the way he treated his brother? If he can treat his brother like that, then how will he treat the country?
I must admit this made me laugh a lot. I mean the sheer crassness of judging a putative Prime Minister by his ethnic background, rather than his policies and the similar concerns about his filial arrangements.
If this is really how our supposed leaders are to be elected, then we might as well pull the plug now.