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Jo Cox murder: Guardian blames Boris Johnson, tweeters blame Muslims

by | 17th, June 2016

jo cox murder

 

Labour MP Jo Cox was  shot and stabbed and shot outside her surgery in Yorkshire. Many reports claim her alleged killer yelled “Britain First” before striking.

A 52-year-old man, named as Thomas Mair, has been arrested. What do we know about him? The Guardian notes:

Neighbours say suspect, named locally as Thomas Mair, would help them with gardening and did voluntary work

Adding:

His half brother, who is mixed race, claimed he had been volunteering at a school for children with disabilities for several years and had never expressed any racist views.

The paper says he has “mental health issues”.

Nick Gannon, 33, who lived two doors away from Mair, has known him since he was 10 years old…”He was friendly. If you said hello to him, he would say hello back. He was not aggressive or anything. He wasn’t frightening.”

Britain Stronger In Europe and Vote Leave have stopped their campaigns.

Britain First have moved to distance themselves from the assassination:

 

Tommy Mair Britain first

 

On twitter, a few voices sense a conspiracy:

 

jo cox brexit

jo cox muslims

 

Staying with the Guardian , Polly Tonybee knows why it happened. Even with no access to police records and interviews, she knows:

This attack on a public official cannot be viewed in isolation. It occurs against a backdrop of an ugly public mood in which we have been told to despise the political class, to distrust those who serve, to dehumanise those with whom we do not readily identify…

Her words drip in bias and opportunism. She mentioned Hitler, and how a goon or goons in “my local Labour councillor in Camden, north London” stuck a neo-Nazi stickers on their car windscreen. She records the words on the flyer: “This is a lave [leave] area. We hate the foriner. Nex time do not park your car with remain sign on. Hi Hitler. White Power.”

Others have been more erudite on racism and Hitler, people like Labour’s Ken Livingstone and Labour MP Naz

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