Jo Cox is dead – she has not died for nothing

Jo cox

Jo Cox is dead, almost certainly killed by a right wing extremist who shouted “Put Britain First” as he killed her.

Andrew Michell MP described her as a “five foot bundle of Yorkshire grit and determination absolutely committed to helping other people”.

Her husband , with a heartbreaking  genorosity has said

Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love. I and Jo’s friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo.

“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.

“She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her. Hate doesn’t have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous.

“Jo would have no regrets about her life, she lived every day of it to the full.”

Yesterday I wrote on this blog that I would vote to remain in Europe reluctantly. I was reluctant because I felt bullied and that both options were dismal.

Jo Cox supported the “Remain” campaign during the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

I will no longer vote reluctantly.

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11 Responses to Jo Cox is dead – she has not died for nothing

  1. Peter D Beattie says:

    Good comment and decision. For all of us it is vital to retain the integrity of the United Kingdom (UK that most people seem to forget!). Therefore we should do all we can to remain in hand with the Scots otherwise ‘little England’ has no secure Northern border. Far ore important than any continental beaurocratic organization.

  2. Mark Meldon says:

    Well said; I say “Remain for Jo”.

    • rationalisationhamster says:

      Jo Cox won’t be missed,

      Tribute after tribute bore witness to Jo Cox’s uniqueness, in reality, nothing could have been further from the truth.

      In fact omen like Jo Cox are ten a penny across the West these days — bland, compliant functionaries who have been marinated in political correctness and are happy to regurgitate the platitudes and attitudes of their political masters.

      She was that toxic combination of self-rightousness and entitlement which believed itself possessed of a special moral insight into the moral shortcomings of their own people. Never slow to parade her compassion, she was also calculating enough to help more dubious causes, as when she lent her name to a government minister who was lobbying for Britain to begin bombing in Syria. Bombing and babies; it was all business for Jo Cox.

      Jo Cox wanted to make the world a better place and it was a cause for which she was willing to travel halfway across the globe. Whether consoling rape victims in Darfur or bombed out villagers in Afghanistan, it seemed the jet-setting international aid worker was rarely far from the action.

      Lately it had been the struggle of Syrian war refugees to get to the West that touched her heart, and their plight was a subject she returned to again and again after becoming a Member of Parliament. It seemed there was no victims anywhere she could not empathise with.

      Except, perhaps, with one striking omission.

      And that would be the White child rape victims of Muslim grooming gangs in her own back yard. For her West Yorkshire constituency is near the epicentre of the Muslim child rape epidemic that has been sweeping the Labour heartlands of northern England, largely ignored or covered up by social services workers, police and politicians.

      For it is a striking omission that of all the subjects she enjoyed sounding off on, this world-famous crisis affecting the poorest Whites on her doorstep was not one of them. One cannot help wonder if this shrewd silence was connected to the fact that her lavishly paid MPs job in the constituency of Batley and Spen largely depended on the support of the local Muslim community.

      Co-incidentally, just as Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death outside her constituency office in Birstall last Thursday, sentencing was about to take place at Leeds Crown Court after a long trial involving a horrific case of Muslim child exploitation.

      The court heard that in Halifax, eleven miles from Cox’s constituency, a vulnerable underage girl had been left to fend for herself at the age of 13 after her mother died. This child ended up being preyed on by 100 Muslim males who plied her with alcohol and drugs. The girl — nominally in council care — was then passed from house to house and from town to town as far away as Manchester and London. The girl described being filmed by Muslims on a mobile phone while being orally raped. She contracted an STD. Some of the rapists were identified from CCTV which had been seized from the hotels she could remember, while others were caught because of DNA from stains on her clothing. The police said afterwords that the girl, one of two victims, had shown “immense courage and bravery in reporting these matters to the police and providing evidence.”

      At the Leeds trial, only fifteen of the men were convicted. Originally over a hundred were arrested and doubtless dozens of culprits walked free. It was a lurid and horrific story but such hearings are so common these days, they have become wearily familiar.

      Nevertheless you would think this would be a issue that would enrage a feminist-minded, morally crusading MP. But no, instead of fighting to defend the White girl victims of Muslim rape gangs, female Labour MPs have preferred to defend the Muslim community and deflect any criticism. Or, like Jo Cox, they have chosen to ignore it completely. In her maiden speech, Jo Cox said that her community had been “deeply enhanced by immigration”. Yes well.

  3. Little Richard says:

    I’m sorry, it’s a terrible tragedy but people must still vote with their heads and not their hearts. It defies common sense to vote to stay in an ever closer union with the eu.

  4. henry tapper says:

    I need to be clear, that it was the shock of this awful event, that made me realise what I already knew. I know that this is a purely emotional response but it is valid nonetheless.

  5. Peter D Beattie says:

    The point is that UK is supposed to be an enlightened integrated society that should put the ‘whole of the UK first’. The problem with the present Referendum is that it has degenerated into ‘tribal squabble’ due to foreign influences resulting from migration etc. I fear from the published evidence that Jo may have been the victim by promoting the latter interests above those of her constituency. Our MPs spend far too much time on foreign policy rather than domestic that most of us are interested in and vote for. My MP regretfully hardly ever supports or wants to talk about any type of social problem and never hear about any problem facing his pensioners. I understand that he is a ‘EU sceptic’ but has been remarkably silent during the present campaign! So I have no idea how I may vote in any future general election. Do any of you know or not know the thoughts of your representative in the current campaign?

    • Andy Heath says:

      Peter – not sure it matters what your MP thinks – it’s a referendum, so we decide. Assuming MPs generally should know something about such things, maybe we should take note that the vast majority – 3:1, I understand – want to stay.

      • Peter D Beattie says:

        Andy. I expect my MP to take note of what I would vote for and perhaps at least give us a clue as to which way to vote in a referendum for which his party initiated. Regretfully many MPs only follow their own agenda at the expense of their constituents. Therefore in many instances it can be a waste of our time attempting to attend their political surgery!

  6. Tony E says:

    I’ve seen no argument for leave which makes any sense and pray we will step back from the brink of a terrible mistake – but I think Jos legacy is more about humanity, caring for others and her legacy should be just that. A truly civil society

  7. Mark says:

    Surely in the long term a better world comes from collaboration, co-operation, working together and being involved rather than separatism, nationalism and insularity.

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