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Old 16th Jun 2016, 13:04
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MP murdered in shooting and stabbing incident

MP Jo Cox has been shot and stabbed

https://www.rt.com/uk/346955-shootin...lice-birstall/


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...jo-cox-8207285

MP injured after 'shooting' reports - BBC News
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 14:17
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Various eyewitness accounts suggest the MP was shot during a row with a man with a gun.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't thjink it particularly wise to get involved in a row with a man with a gun.
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 14:44
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't thjink it particularly wise to get involved in a row with a man with a gun.
A particularly crass statement considering the victim is lying critical ill in hospital and the circumstances are at best confused.
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 14:45
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what is happening to our country? This beautiful woman was not just a high achiever, but devoted to some very worthy causes.

I seldom find myself baying for blood, but in this case I'd like to see . . .

Better I leave it there.


married with two children.

She has been head of policy for Oxfam, national chair of the Labour Women's Network, a senior advisor to the Freedom Fund, an anti-slavery charity, and is currently Chair of the Friends of Syria All-Party Parliamentary Group.
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Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said anyone who witnesses an assault or crime should “never turn their back” and “give it their best shot” to help the victim.
It's a tricky one. I admire this lady for "having a go" but the way it has turned out here is tragic. I don't for one minute blame the victim, in this or any other case. All the blame must go on the thug who pulled the trigger.
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Police have just announced that she has died from her injuries.

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Whatever your political view, what the hell is happening to our country and the world?
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 16:25
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It might not be politically motivated. Nonetheless its' an awful, absolutely awful thing to happen.
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 16:36
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First off I would like to thank the moderator whoever it was that amended the thread title, I had just logged on to do the same thing after hearing this tragic news, No one deserves to die like that, especially a mother working tirelessly for her community.

My sincere condolences to her family and friends and my heart goes out to the two children who's mummy will not be returning home this evening, how their father explains this sad and tragic event to them is beyond me. Such a waste and a loss
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 16:40
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Two children - who were aged 3 and 5 at the time of her death.
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What a dreadful incident. This was a lady simply doing her job. Political allegiance is irrelevant at a time like this.
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Both sides of the EU Referendum campaign have announced they will cease all campaigning until Monday as a token of respect.

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It's out of favour and completely un-PC, but "bring back the rope", say I. I hope that whenever the House of Commons has its next free vote on this matter, they will remember this day - for it has come home to them.
 
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The man arrested was quoted in 2010 whilst engaging in work in a park.
Tommy Mair: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com
He said "I can honestly say it has done me more good than all the psychotherapy and medication in the world. Many people who suffer from mental illness are socially isolated and disconnected from society, feelings of worthlessness are also common mainly caused by long-term unemployment."

(Speculation) Reports that the gun was home made may allude to it being a sawn off shot gun.


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Old 16th Jun 2016, 17:00
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It goes beyond tragic - not for her kids (who are so heart) but for the democracy. The UK being the second oldest democracy in Europe and I can't believe (if there are real political motivations behind the assassination) that a European country can't hold a referendum without major issues - not associated with a Western democracy.
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It sounds more like a consequence of mental illness, which almost certainly means that there was no one to blame as such. It's just senseless and very, very sad.

How the hell do you go to two preschool-age kids who this morning had a mum, and tell them that now they don't?

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Old 16th Jun 2016, 17:14
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I think we find this all the more horrific as such events are rare in our society.
It seems from all reports that we have lost an exceptionally well regarded MP - there are far too few these days. We as individuals can do little but mourn with her family.
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 18:11
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@rwy in Sight.

Democracy - in the UK - are you having a larf?
The UK electoral system is more bent than the average coat hanger.
I live in a "safe seat" ie a parliamentary constituency with a huge majority so the same party gets returned in this seat every time under our first past the post system.
So it is pointless me voting - my vote does not count in any way whatsoever.
I have never voted and until the electoral system changes to a proper PR one where the makeup of parliament reflects the voting preferences of the UK population I ain't going to bother.
I did vote 'for' in the AV referendum a while back: not an ideal system I agree but it was not the current system.

Have I ever conversed with my MP - yes I have - I reckon I'd have a more constructive conversation if I'd talked to my cat.

I detest the whole bleeding lot.
I notice that the current unfortunate victim was strongly in favour of immigration which apparently enriched the local culture - yeah right: more likely because they'd vote for her.
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Dsc810 - every now and then a post falls into the category of absolute inanity - congratulations.
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 18:37
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The CONLIBLAB theory that the mentally ill can be treated out in the community rather than in a more specialized environment does, imho, nobody any favours, especially those with physiological issues.

(As an aside fatalities on US roads run at 90 a day ...........................)
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