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Labor Remain MP killed in north England; Brexit campaign suspended

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 23:51 UTC
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A British member of Parliament died on Thursday after she was shot and stabbed in a “horrific” assault in her constituency, police have said. Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, north England, was left bleeding on the ground after the attack in Birstall, West Yorkshire. A man was arrested nearby. One eyewitness was reported stating that her attacker shout “put Britain first” at least twice beforehand. Read full article

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  • Voice

    I can't believe it either...
    A poor Yorkshire lass ...to die over nothing that was worth dying for...
    a sad day for Britain...

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 12:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    The nexus between isolation, alienation and extremism claims another victim. A sad day indeed...

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 04:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    And not a word about his religion.

    Sometimes people who commit heinous murders are just mentally ill and unstable no matter what their faith. Seems it is only the Muslim ones that become terrorists.

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 08:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I think the very existence of extremist groups spewing hatred and intolerance are fodder for the disenfranchised and mentally ill. He actually shouted 'Britain First”, the name of a far-right group campaigning against immigration and Islam in particular. The group has stated he had no connection with them but there is some culpability when such intolerance and xenophobia is used to stir up hatred.

    We shall get the full picture of the murderer in time. Nothing will bring Jo Cox back; a good woman. If it curbs some of the unrestrained hatred, bullying and threats being bandied about over the referendum it will be a move in the right direction.

    Campaigning has been suspended today. I hope both sides take time to reflect on their actions and behaviour.

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 09:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/06/16/alleged-killer-british-mp-was-longtime-supporter-neo-nazi-national-alliance

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    For me the choice is now remain in the EU or get Boris Johnson and Michael Gove as PM and Chancellor What would you wish for ? Add to this a possible Trump as US President. Start digging your nuclear shelters.
    Strangely enough I will not be cheering Mr.Trump when he comes to open his new golf course at Turnberry. For decades I have been walking up to the lighthouse there to watch whales and dolphins passing by. Now the access has been cut off so he is not my favourite.

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @6 An American friend of mine described BoJo as a Trump-light. Both know how to manipulate the masses for their own personal gain. As Trump said, he loves the uneducated.

    @3 Interesting comment. It seems the Orlando club mass murderer was a gay man with countless personal issues who decided to pin his crimes to a terrorist group who would have executed him for being gay.

    These hate inspired groups attract the hateful.

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Boris Johnson is no “Trump lite”

    If you listen to Boris when he is talking seriously about a political/philosophical subject he is an articulate libertarian. He and Trump have little in common beyond similar hair.

    Unfortunately Boris doesn't have the gravitas for me to support the idea of him becoming PM

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @8 I agree with you on BoJo's intellect and real libertarian views. I have always enjoyed his debating style unlike Trump's. BoJo isn't dangerous in the way Trump is.

    What they have in common is their ability to manipulate to their advantage, as I stated in my previous post.

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Isn't “manipulate to their advantage” the number one underlined in red characteristic on the CV of any budding politician?

    Everyone in the Brexit campaign is trying that.

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @10 “Isn't “manipulate to their advantage” the number one underlined in red characteristic on the CV of any budding politician?”

    No.

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Icepilot

    @5 Well, he would feel right at home in Argieland then!

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Brexit campaign suspended
    forget to mention the remain as well,
    but this is not about in or out,
    its abt the senseless killing.

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • sceptic64

    #8: “If you listen to Boris when he is talking seriously ...he is an articulate libertarian. He and Trump have little in common beyond similar hair.”

    Yes, they do. They are serial liars. But I admit, there are policy differences.

    Boris supports mass immigration: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06/05/immigration-london-sparta_n_5450256.html

    Boris wants Turkey in the EU: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06/05/immigration-london-sparta_n_5450256.html

    Boris is pro-TTIP, which is the Trade Deal you will get post-Brexit: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06/05/immigration-london-sparta_n_5450256.html

    Jun 17th, 2016 - 11:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Boris is boris,
    Trump is trump,

    two different people
    time will tell if either are any better or worse than other politicians.

    Jun 18th, 2016 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • McGregor

    Its Jo Cox's husband I admire - To have your whole world crash around you in that manner and still have the inner strength to say what he said..........incredible and I take my hat off to him !

    Jun 22nd, 2016 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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