Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The Assassination of a democratically elected MP makes it political.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage  suggestion that David Cameron and George Osborne have tried to link the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox to the Leave campaign seems to me m that he is preparing that in the wake of a REMAIN vote BREXIT supporters   will blame hin and his vile campaign.
This may well have opened many minds to what a vile campaign Ukio are running.  He said there was a "clear implication" from their remarks that Leave had created a "bad atmosphere."
Speaking on LBC radio, Mr Farage said:
 "I think there are Remain camp supporters out there who are using this to try to give the impression that this isolated horrific incident is somehow linked to arguments that have been made by myself or Michael Gove or anybody else in this campaign, and frankly that is wrong."
Asked by an LBC listener how he felt about the killing being linked with Brexit, Mr Farage said it was "despicable...but that's what is happening".
He added: "
We have a prime minister and a chancellor and other big political leaders in Britain who are scared witless.
"They thought they would win this referendum by a country mile.
"They know it's neck and neck, they know it's down to who turns out on the day to vote, and there is no level of denigration or false association that they will not stoop to, but I think people are intelligent enough to see through this sort of thing."
How I wonder how  the Prime Minister of a  Democratic country should have  responded after the Assassination  of an MP

He said:
 "What I have been talking about in respect of Jo is what a wonderful human being and great politician and great campaigner she was."
The PM added: "What everyone has been saying, and what I say again, is paying tribute not only to her but the values she lived by and epitomised in public life of tolerance, of service, of community.
"That's what we are saying about her."

Reporting  on Jo CoX's assassination  by someone  who may have mental health problems but who also as links with far right groups   and who  gave his name as “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain” in court Saturday, is not politicising  ot is  pointing out the facts,
I have however used the term Assassination rather than murder
Assassination is the deliberate killing of a person, often (but not always) a political leader or ruler, usually for political reasons or payment.[1]An assassination may be prompted by religious, political, or military motives; it is an act that may be done for financial gain, to avenge a grievance, from a desire to acquire fame or notoriety, or because of a military, security or insurgent group's command to carry out the homicide.

For mind any one who decides to kill a democratically elected politician is probably mentally ill and to my mind the Assassination of Jo Cox was based on a distorted  political  view  the question  is to what extent this was influenced by the actions of others , including those who may think themselves as being part of the normal political process,

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