We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Jo Cox’s murder.
Cox was a passionate MP who fought for Syrian Refugees and was even the former head of policy for Oxfam. Her positivity in politics was admirable and her strive to make Britain a better place was inspirational.
Her husband, Brendan Cox, wrote in a statement,
“Jo would have no regrets about her life, she lived every day of it to the full… Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy and a zest for life that would exhaust most people.”
No matter your beliefs; religions, immigration stance, pro or anti-EU, murdering someone in cold blood because their beliefs don’t align with yours is unforgivable. The legitimacy of any political disagreement evaporates once violence is used against a democratically elected representative.
Debate, discuss, and argue. Use reason. Use intelligence. Use anger constructively. Use your right to peaceful protest.
Above all, use compassion. We’re all human and everyone deserves to be treated as such. No one should be killed for doing their job.
Our thoughts go out to her family.
RIP Jo Cox MP