British MP murdered
WE condemn in the stron gest possible terms the senseless murder of Ms. Joe Cox on June 16. She was a Member of Parliament for the Labour Party and was killed in cold blood while talking to local people about their problems. She leaves behind two children and a husband. MP Cox will be best remembered for her work with charities that worked to tackle poverty and discrimination, a person who was a dedicated campaigner for social justice. Her brutal death comes a week before the EU referendum and the vote has been put off for a week.
The accused, 52-year old Tommy Mair is said to be a Nazi sympathiser who may have disagreed with Ms. Cox over her stance on Britain’s need to remain within the common market, but there is no room for murder in a liberal democracy over a difference of opinion. Ms. Cox lived to do service to the community and worked for tolerance and that is perhaps how she will be remembered. Britain has lost a young, vibrant and genuine representative of the people. We join the rest of the world in extending our condolences to the family and firmly believe that justice will be served in getting to the bottom of what triggered the incident that cut short Ms. Cox’s life. — The Daily Star (Bangladesh)