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Labour MP Jo Cox in critical condition after being shot and stabbed

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[FONT=&quot]Jo Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen, is in a critical condition after being shot and stabbed multiple times in her West [/FONT]Yorkshire[FONT=&quot] constituency.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Armed officers responded to the attack near a library in Birstall on Thursday afternoon, and a 52-year-old man was arrested in the area, police confirmed.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]They added that the Labour politician had suffered “serious injuries and is in a critical condition”. She has been taken by helicopter to Leeds general infirmary.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Police also confirmed a man in his late 40s to early 50s nearby suffered slight injuries in the incident.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Witnesses said the attack was launched after the MP became involved in an altercation involving two men near her weekly advice surgery. A Labour source confirmed Cox was shot and stabbed after she had concluded the drop-in session for constituents at around 1pm.


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Thoughts go out to her, her family, and her colleagues.
It is also being reported that the man who attacked her yelled, "Britain first!" which could indicate that he might of done this act in the name of a neo-fascist organization that shares the same name.
But none-the-less a senseless act of violence. [/FONT]
 

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Had expected this earlier tbh, considering some of the people involved with the leave campaign. Sad day indeed... very sad. Hope she pulls through.
 

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What a shocking and horrible tragedy, she's apparently been stabbed and shot several times with one shot from close up to the face apparently. Thoughts with the family and I hope she recovers though it will be quite a time before this happens.


Had expected this earlier tbh, considering some of the people involved with the leave campaign. Sad day indeed... very sad. Hope she pulls through.

We don't know whether the man had anything to do with Leave. You're just speculating and making a cheap point from that.
 

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Why her? Is she a particularly loud Remain supporter?

This is terrible on all levels.
 

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I hope she gets better no more or less then all others who have been shot/stabbed today in the world.

It saddens me slightly that famous people's hardships are to garner huge outpouring's of grief yet many other people ('nobody's') go through equal/greater miseries and virtually no one gives a ****.

If people cared more about the suffering of the 'little people', this world would be a far, FAR better place.
 

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Read more @: Labour MP Jo Cox in critical condition after being shot and stabbed

Thoughts go out to her, her family, and her colleagues.
It is also being reported that the man who attacked her yelled, "Britain first!" which could indicate that he might of done this act in the name of a neo-fascist organization that shares the same name.
But none-the-less a senseless act of violence. [/FONT][/COLOR]

This is the dumbest way to win a victory for your cause - it guarantees that it gets tied to violence and untrustworthiness.

How stupid and wrong.
 

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This is really sad. I don't know why people think that acting this way effects any change in their favor.

On a tangent... I think Britain would do better to stay in the EU but I'm curious as to what happens if they pull out. Scotland has said they'd break with Britain for independence and then opt to stay with the EU. A lot of change could be coming their way over there. We'll know starting next week.
 

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MP's don't have security details?

Obviously, England is too dangerous not to.
 

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This is really sad. I don't know why people think that acting this way effects any change in their favor.

On a tangent... I think Britain would do better to stay in the EU but I'm curious as to what happens if they pull out. Scotland has said they'd break with Britain for independence and then opt to stay with the EU. A lot of change could be coming their way over there. We'll know starting next week.

Reminds you of the violence of late in our own country. Fortunately, no one has died...yet.
 

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MP's don't have security details?

Obviously, England is too dangerous not to.

No, it's about access to your local MP. Only senior MPs and govt ministers tend to have security details. Jo Cox was holding a surgery with her local constituents which is a standard part of our democracy here that they open their doors for one and all to air their grievances and disputes for politicians to deal with.
 

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No, it's about access to your local MP. Only senior MPs and govt ministers tend to have security details. Jo Cox was holding a surgery with her local constituents which is a standard part of our democracy here that they open their doors for one and all to air their grievances and disputes for politicians to deal with.

Looks like all that gun control didn't workout to well.
 

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Read more @: Labour MP Jo Cox in critical condition after being shot and stabbed

Thoughts go out to her, her family, and her colleagues.
It is also being reported that the man who attacked her yelled, "Britain first!" which could indicate that he might of done this act in the name of a neo-fascist organization that shares the same name.
But none-the-less a senseless act of violence. [/FONT][/COLOR]

She was shot in the UK, where ownership of guns is extremely illegal. Some reports mention that the attacker had a home-made gun.

I guess the UK will have to double-ban guns now and make ownership of lathes, drill presses, stamping machines, and other machinery that could be used to make guns illegal. Yeah, that'll do it.
 

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Yeah. Bombs are also illegal and yet sometimes they are used to kill people. Why bother? :doh

Very sad that this EU debate (maybe assuming too much) could result in such reckless violence.
 

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Looks like all that gun control didn't workout to well.

She was shot in the UK, where ownership of guns is extremely illegal. Some reports mention that the attacker had a home-made gun.

I guess the UK will have to double-ban guns now and make ownership of lathes, drill presses, stamping machines, and other machinery that could be used to make guns illegal. Yeah, that'll do it.

I'm pro gun ownership but couldn't you wait till the poor woman has been buried before making cheap points?
 

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She was shot in the UK, where ownership of guns is extremely illegal. Some reports mention that the attacker had a home-made gun.

I guess the UK will have to double-ban guns now and make ownership of lathes, drill presses, stamping machines, and other machinery that could be used to make guns illegal. Yeah, that'll do it.

Handguns are illegal. Shotguns, rifles and antique guns are all legal. But well done on displaying your ignorance on UK gun laws.
 

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Handguns are illegal. Shotguns, rifles and antique guns are all legal. But well done on displaying your ignorance on UK gun laws.

What was she shot with?
 

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What was she shot with?

OK, even though I don't much care to delve into gun topics but since you want to get all pointlessly political like this I'll play. What were all the people murdered in Orlando shot with... Legal or illegal weapons? Legal you say? Looks like a lack of gun control didn't workout too well.
 

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Read more @: Labour MP Jo Cox in critical condition after being shot and stabbed

Thoughts go out to her, her family, and her colleagues.
It is also being reported that the man who attacked her yelled, "Britain first!" which could indicate that he might of done this act in the name of a neo-fascist organization that shares the same name.
But none-the-less a senseless act of violence. [/FONT][/COLOR]

Another far right extremist who refuses to accept that others have a different point of view. And as usual, he has a gun. Thank goodness he couldn't get an AR-15, or maybe he just wanted to kill that one person.
 

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OK, even though I don't much care to delve into gun topics but since you want to get all pointlessly political like this I'll play. What were all the people murdered in Orlando shot with... Legal or illegal weapons? Legal you say? Looks like a lack of gun control didn't workout too well.

Ok, I ll bite. It was a legal weapon.

BUT...how well did gun control work in this case and, what weapons were used in Aurora, Sandy Hook and San Bernadino? Legal, or illegal weapons.
 

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Ok, I ll bite. It was a legal weapon.

BUT...how well did gun control work in this case and, what weapons were used in Aurora, Sandy Hook and San Bernadino? Legal, or illegal weapons.

Lack of gun control apparently didn't work well if you want to go that route. Being that they were legally armed to the ****ing teeth.
 

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Had expected this earlier tbh, considering some of the people involved with the leave campaign. Sad day indeed... very sad. Hope she pulls through.

She died.

Why her? Is she a particularly loud Remain supporter?



This is terrible on all levels.

She was breaking up a fight....

This is the dumbest way to win a victory for your cause - it guarantees that it gets tied to violence and untrustworthiness.

How stupid and wrong.

Yep.


Very sad.

This is really sad. I don't know why people think that acting this way effects any change in their favor.

On a tangent... I think Britain would do better to stay in the EU but I'm curious as to what happens if they pull out. Scotland has said they'd break with Britain for independence and then opt to stay with the EU. A lot of change could be coming their way over there. We'll know starting next week.

The EU should be disbanded. None of my friends over their were ever for it, or liked it.
 

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Lack of gun control apparently didn't work well if you want to go that route. Being that they were legally armed to the ****ing teeth.

Their gun stats will have to be redone.

And gun control never works. If a human wants another human dead, it will happen sooner or later one way....or another.
 

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Lack of gun control apparently didn't work well if you want to go that route. Being that they were legally armed to the ****ing teeth.

An abundance of gun control didn't do any good.
 
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