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Jo Cox was the embodiment of resistance to xenophobia - Independent.ie

How ironic is it that Labour MP Jo Cox, one of Britain's leading campaigners for a more compassionate response to the Syrian refugee crisis, should be killed, not in the midst of that conflict, but in the streets of her own home constituency, where she had just come from working on behalf of her constituents on the practical problems of their daily lives.

The Brexit referendum has become a plebiscite on turning back refugees and immigrants that are coming for reasons largely removed from the EU, and, if anything, reasons more due to the aggressive Middle Eastern policies pursued by Tony Blair and successive British governments.

Perhaps more than anyone, Jo Cox was the embodiment of resistance to the xenophobia now sweeping the United Kingdom.

As a European, I am ashamed that she was killed for her beliefs.

I hope the vast majority of British citizens feel the same.

Frank Schnittger



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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Jun 18th, 2016 at 05:04:05 AM EST

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