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British Labour MP shot dead June 16, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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As Starkadder noted [and updated this with later shocking news that BLP MP Jo Cox was murdered this afternoon]:

A British Labour MP, Jo Cox, has been badly injured by a man who
shot and stabbed her. She’s been taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

There are reports circulating that her attacker shouted “Britain First”
during the assault:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/jo-cox-shooting-man-who-shot-labour-mp-shouted-says-eyewitness-a7085656.html

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1. Gewerkschaftler - June 16, 2016

She’s dead.

RIP – a thoroughly decent activist and politician.

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2. WorldbyStorm - June 16, 2016

Desperately sad. A very good appreciation by Corbyn.

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3. gendjinn - June 16, 2016

She has two children 3 & 5.

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CMK - June 16, 2016

RIP, absolutely dreadful.

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4. Michael Carley - June 16, 2016

It’s all a bit too Weimar. This is excellent:

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/06/a-day-of-infamy/

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LeftAtTheCross - June 16, 2016

“A referendum is one of those moments when it counts. There is no do-over, no consoling thought in defeat that, at least, there’s always next season. No, defeat is permanent and for keeps.”

Unless it’s Ireland. Nice -2, Lisbon-2.

But yes, this is certainly a watershed.

That cosy absence of security here between politicians and the general population, will it survive this? It has to, but you can bet they’ll be rattled.

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sonofstan - June 16, 2016

I can’t ‘like’ that, but yes. Is wanting to kick Nigel Farage repeatedly until his level of consciousness equals his quotient of humanity make me a bad person?

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Michael Carley - June 16, 2016

Whatever about the exact state of mind of the killer (and excuses are being thrown around that wouldn’t be accepted for a Muslim) it seems clear he had been influenced by the poison of the right.

Tomorrow week could be a nasty day for foreigners. It’s the first time living in England I’ve really been worried.

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sonofstan - June 17, 2016

Yes, me too.

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gendjinn - June 16, 2016

The name Ian Paisley has been rolling around the mind the last few hours.

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WorldbyStorm - June 16, 2016

Very good piece Michael. I think the line about feeling a bit sick is spot on too.

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Michael Carley - June 16, 2016

Apparently, that piece has been edited to remove references to Johnson and Farage.

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PaddyM - June 17, 2016

The references to Farage are still there but the references to Johnson and Gove have been removed.

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PaddyM - June 17, 2016
5. oconnorlysaght - June 16, 2016

I had not heard of Jo.Cox until now, but the reports are that she was the sort of good person needed by Labour and politics in general.
Will Farago withdraw his poster or will he just take water and wash his hands?

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6. Starkadder - June 17, 2016

It turns out the suspect, Thomas Mair, was linked to the Springbok
Club, an anti-EU, pro-Apartheid group, anti-“Political Correctness”
group:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/jo-cox-dead-thomas-mair-suspect-south-africa-apartheid-a7086426.html

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7. Joe - June 17, 2016

This is an absolute tragedy. Heartbreaking.

I hesitate. But what impact might this have on the referendum? I’d suggest it may lead to an increase in the Remain vote. Sympathy for Ms Cox and a realization that there are more nutters on the Out side than on the In side.

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8. Starkadder - June 18, 2016

Fetch the sick bucket. This website has discovered that the dregs of
the Internet -Trump Supporters, extremist libertarians, and neo-Nazis-
are either claiming Jo Cox’s murder was an anti-Brexit “false flag” operation or are actually celebrating her murder.😦😦😦

http://www.wehuntedthemammoth.com/2016/06/16/far-right-trump-fans-celebrate-murder-of-uk-labour-mp-jo-cox/

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