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cali

(114,904 posts)
Thu Jun 16, 2016, 11:06 AM Jun 2016

Labour MP shot and stabbed by attacker who yelled "Britain First", fighting for her life

A Labour MP has been shot three times - once in the head - by a man who reportedly shouted 'Britain First' while she was out campaigning in Yorkshire.

Mother-of-two Jo Cox, who represents Batley and Spen, was speaking to locals in Birstall near Leeds when she was set upon by the gunman.

An eyewitness said: 'Three times she was shot, the initial time which then she dropped to the floor and two more times. The third time he got close proximity he shot her round the head area.'

Others claimed the man shouted 'Britain First' during the attack, which has left Ms Cox fighting for her life in hospital.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3644847/Woman-MP-Jo-Cox-stabbed-shot-twice-man-makeshift-gun.html


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Labour MP shot and stabbed by attacker who yelled "Britain First", fighting for her life (Original Post) cali Jun 2016 OP
Violent ultra nationalism, not surprised. Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #1
Link to BBC update thread nitpicker Jun 2016 #2
thank you for the link. Her husband just posted this picture of her cali Jun 2016 #4
41, but she looks much younger. auntpurl Jun 2016 #21
BBC TV says the arrested man has been 'named locally' as Tommy Mair muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #3
So, a shooting over Brexit? As a species, we may be doomed. TreasonousBastard Jun 2016 #5
It's trending on social media that he was an activist with Britain First.... BooScout Jun 2016 #6
She had died - she was pronounced dead at the scene muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #7
oh fuck. How sad. cali Jun 2016 #8
So sad that a right wing nationalist has killed a pro-EU liberal MP. pampango Jun 2016 #9
Holy crap Recursion Jun 2016 #10
Disgusting and terrifying. Dalziel3979 Jun 2016 #11
^^THIS^^ nt mr blur Jun 2016 #17
JFC... Blue_Tires Jun 2016 #12
Sad but this may very well prevent Brexit Amishman Jun 2016 #13
Right wingers are violent, blood thirsty thugs tenderfoot Jun 2016 #14
My regrets to the UK for the example the USA has set. lpbk2713 Jun 2016 #15
Sadly, we have our own home-grown neo-Nazis. mr blur Jun 2016 #16
this Americacentric stuff has reached the point of ridiculous cali Jun 2016 #20
So he was a "Vote Leave" type. geardaddy Jun 2016 #18
Jesus Christ. auntpurl Jun 2016 #19

muriel_volestrangler

(101,568 posts)
3. BBC TV says the arrested man has been 'named locally' as Tommy Mair
Thu Jun 16, 2016, 11:20 AM
Jun 2016

but there are enough people with that name that you can't quickly tell anything about him.

BooScout

(10,406 posts)
6. It's trending on social media that he was an activist with Britain First....
Thu Jun 16, 2016, 11:49 AM
Jun 2016

They have now suspended campaigning for Brexit.

pampango

(24,692 posts)
9. So sad that a right wing nationalist has killed a pro-EU liberal MP.
Thu Jun 16, 2016, 12:34 PM
Jun 2016

It is scary how fired up the right can get over national sovereignty vs international cooperation.

Dalziel3979

(72 posts)
11. Disgusting and terrifying.
Thu Jun 16, 2016, 12:47 PM
Jun 2016

Britain First are exactly the type of right wing fringe group that wants the UK out of the EU solely because of 'immigrants'. They are exactly the type who would try to intimidate voters into forcing their way. They are exactly the type to lure the hordes of ignorant, easily lead on suckers into promises of 'make Britain Great again' wrapped in a flag of nationalistic fascism. They are exactly the type who would do something like this. They're a political disease whose support is becoming almost as much as a pandemic in this country as Trump has in America.

lpbk2713

(42,843 posts)
15. My regrets to the UK for the example the USA has set.
Thu Jun 16, 2016, 01:29 PM
Jun 2016



Condolences to her family, friends and to the public she served so selflessly.

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