A tragic death

Here in the UK, we have had a very public death. An MP called Jo Cox she was MP for Batley and Spen, in Yorkshire.

As far as I know, she wasn’t a very well known MP outside of her constituency, but now I think everyone is aware of her.

The story as I have heard it, is that she was shot, stabbed and then as she lay dying her murderer kicked her several times. The facebook rumour mill is saying he was yelling Britain’s first (A far right winged political group) as he attacked her, but I haven’t found were that has come from.

I think part of the reason why it is so shocking, is the fact she was shot, while it happens in the UK it is rare. She also wasn’t, as far as I can tell, radical in her views. She was holding a meeting with the people in her constituency, in the middle of the day, when it happened.

She was a woman doing her job and she left behind 2 young children.

I hate death in all its aspects, but such a public murder is horrific.

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15 Responses to A tragic death

  1. Erica Herd says:

    Yes, it will be more painful for her family seeing the gruesome tale unfold on tv and in other forms of media.

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  2. vickgoodwin says:

    What a terrible crime 😦

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  3. Mel (Hippo256) says:

    I read it in the paper, it’s awful. They say that people who saw it happening heard the murderer yell that en they also knew the name of the murderer.

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  4. Bradley says:

    I hate to admit it, but here in the U.S. it would barely make the news. Very said situation.

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  5. We live in a very dysfunctional society. People should ask themselves why such things continue to happen. Like the one that shot many people in Orlando or the one that killed many people in Norway this murderer has been described as having an history of mental problems. However I don’t buy that. I grew up in the fifties after WW2. They were hard times compared to today and there were many people with mental problems then but I never heard of any of them committing such insane crimes.

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    • But that argument to me is like saying when I was younger there were no peodophiles, because it was rarely reported on. Rather than the world is getting smaller and we are receiving reports on more and more crimes because criminal detection is better. For example did you know that at anyone time in the USA there are 30-50 serial killers on the go.

      I don’t like the fact mental health is being used so often, “must have mental health problems to do that” maybe they were just plain evil.

      I do however agree that we seem to be getting more sadistic with each other

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  6. I feel that nowadays people in general are more apathetic, selfish, materialistic and absorbed in themselves than they used to be. There is also a lot of loneliness that I think is what leads to mental unbalance. Of course there were paedophiles then only that they were seldom reported. This said children used to play in the streets by themselves and nothing nasty or rarely ever seemed to happen to them. I also remember that when I came to the UK in the sixties one could loose his/her wallet or purse with money in it and was almost 100% sure of finding it in the lost properties office, people used to leave the money for the milk in bottles outside their houses or piles of coins on top of the local newspaper boxes in the streets of London when they bought the daily edition and nobody ever took a single penny. It was an amazingly honest society especially in the UK..

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