Labour MP Jo Cox, was shot, and stabbed by a white nationalist shouting “Britain First”, and is in critical condition under care as she was hospitalised in emergency.
Ms Cox, who supports Britain to stay in EU, has been campaigning with her husband and two little kids and has been a strong supporter for intervention in Syria as well, as well as campaigned for Britain to take in more refugees.
Britain, as a nation desensitized by violence, has a reputation to keep calm and show fortitude, as compared to the cousins across the pond. British politics is good humoured, debated in Parliament in PMQs, and chases in boats across the Thames. Never since the early 1980s, had it been so toxic.
For far too long, British white nationalists has been regarded as stupid idiots who can’t spell or construct a single English sentence, but not anymore. They are a threat, just as much as ultra nationalism across Europe and US, and they need to be identified and dealt with firmly, with extreme prejudice, if necessary.
There are rational arguments both for and against Brexit. Already three major publications endorsed and took sides, the Spectator came out for Brexit, and the Economist and Financial Times came out against Britain leaving the EU. But no side supports violence, especially stabbing and shooting of a defenseless public servant.
An attack against an MP is an attack against democracy itself…and it should be dealt with accordingly.
Bombs and Dollars wishes, MP Jo Cox, a speedy recovery.
UPDATE: Jo Cox had died. A suspect has been arrested.