International politics is still shocked over the brutal murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. U.S. President Barack Obama, during a phone conversation with Brendan Cox, the MP’s husband, has expressed his deepest sympathy to the family and his gratitude for what the deputy was doing for peace and tolerance. “The world is better thanks to Jo,” Obama said, adding that “there is no justification for a crime so heinous, who removed to the family, the community and the country a wife, a mother and a civil servant”.
Britain and the whole of Europe have a bitter reaction to this serious and inexplicable murder. This assassination is an “attack on democracy,” said Secretary of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn during his visit to Birstall, where the MP’s assassination had happened. He said “the well of hatred killed her”.
“So where we see hatred, we must drive it out. These are the values she lived by and worked by.” said British Prime Minister David Cameron, who yesterday commented on the news of the MP’s death calling it “a tragedy”.
Queen Elizabeth partook in the mourning for the loss of such an important element in Britain’s politics and wrote a private letter of condolences to Brendan Cox, Jo’s husband.
Meanwhile, the investigations of the West Yorkshire Police focus on the ties between Tommy Mair, the man accused of killing the deputy, and far-right movements, which seem to have had a prominent role in the murderer’s life, according to a statement of the police. The latter explains that the second trail they are working on are the “mental problems” the killer had in the past.