The murder of Jo Cox is a wake-up call for our political culture

The MP Jo Cox was by all accounts one who was very kind, devoted and compassionate, the epitome of the conscientious MP that is a model of an elected public servant. And she happened to support Remain. Yet on Thursday she was murdered while going about her constituency business. The main suspect seems to have had far-right leanings, although this has yet to be proved. This tells us something very serious about what is happening to our political culture, the glue that hold democracy together. Political irresponsibility Today’s referendum has been called and is being conducted in a way that suggests political irresponsibility. We have had very few referendums in the UK nationally. They are not part of the constitution. However they are used when a governing party can’t agree on an action and passes it on for others to … Read more

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