The latest helping of sledgehammer anti-Semitism from Jean-Marie Le Pen is doing his daughter Marine no favours as she tries to polish Front National's mainstream appeal.
The efforts of Marine Le Pen to organise an alliance of Eurosceptic parties to disrupt the European parliament have been damaged by her father's latest anti-Semitic remarks on the Front National website.
Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder and president-for-life of the party, embarrassed his daughter's sanitised far right movement at the weekend by addressing a Holocaust-mocking jibe at a popular French Jewish singer. Mr Le Pen, who will be 86 later this month, reeled off a string of insults against celebrities who had criticised the FN's success in the European elections last month. When he came to the French Jewish actor and pop singer Patrick Bruel, Mr Le Pen, said: "We will organise an oven for him next time".