Saturday February 22, 2020

A tender tribute to Jo Cox from the man who loved her most

Biography: Jo Cox: More in Common, By Brendan Cox, Two Roads, €16.10

2nd July, 2017
Jo Cox outside her constituency office in Leeds, some months before she was murdered in June 2016

Politics is often a cold-blooded business. When the Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered by a white supremacist one week before Britain’s EU referendum last year, some pundits immediately began discussing what impact it would have on the result.

With his usual sensitivity and grace, UKIP leader Nigel Farage even accused prime minister David Cameron of trying to sway voters by linking Cox’s killer with the Leave campaign.

Now that these...

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