Prosecutors in the murder case have now determined that the shooting/stabbing of Jo Cox was “premeditated and politically motivated.” Personally, I’m not sure how they’ve only just realized this now. Thomas Mair, the murderer, faces charges of possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a firearm with malign intent, grievous bodily harm of a bystander and murder. Cox was stabbed 15 times and shot twice.
This sort of political violence is absolutely unacceptable. Cox was pro Remain, and the man was pro Brexit. Those in the Remain party cite the murder as being a huge blow to their campaign. This murder came amongst increased violence associated with Islamophobia and anti-refugee sentiment, which hasn’t ceased as of yet. Similar incidents have increased in the states since the election.