Jo Cox; A Very Modern Saint

When Jo Cox, the Labour Member of Parliament, was murdered just before the referendum on Brexit, I thought that it might turn the vote in favour of the status quo, of which she, otherwise an advocate of radical change, was a strong supporter. Strictly speaking, her brutal death should not have affected the result in either direction: it left the arguments for and against leaving the European Union precisely where they had been before. But no one should dismiss out of hand the effect of candles and teddy bears on the political thought of a modern electorate……….read rest of this article

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