Amess after Jo Cox, the congresswoman killed 5 years ago. Six British parliamentarians have been killed since World War II – Corriere.it

Amess after Jo Cox, the congresswoman killed 5 years ago. Six British parliamentarians have been killed since World War II – Corriere.it
Amess after Jo Cox, the congresswoman killed 5 years ago. Six British parliamentarians have been killed since World War II – Corriere.it

The Labor MP was also stabbed, and she too after meeting with her constituents during the anti-Brexit campaign. David Amess is the sixth MP killed since World War II

LONDON – «My affection and my thoughts are with David’s family. I’m all that matters now. What happened today makes me relive what we have been through ». Brendan Cox, husband of Jo, the Labor MP who was killed on June 17, 2016, returns to the nightmare that just five years ago fell to him, his two children, parents, sister and friends of the deputy killed in apparently very similar circumstances to those that today led to the death of Sir David Amess.

He is conservative, she is Labor, one is pro-Brexit, the other is convinced pro-European. both stabbed to death while exercising their duties and fulfilling their duties: meet the voters they represented in Westminster, collect their experiences and opinions, listen to their problems. Cox was at the beginning of her political career – she had been in the House of Commons for about a year -, Sir David was a veteran: he had been a member of parliament since 1983.

The violent and tragic death that unites them remembers once again the vulnerability of MPs who for the most part tour unescorted and meet the public regularly.

For former Prime Minister Theresa May “it is a terrible day for democracy”. Direct representation of citizens, transparency and the ease with which anyone can contact their MEP are the basis of the British system. Today’s murder, like that of Jo Cox a week before the referendum on Europe, is an event that deeply shakes the entire organization of municipalities and that brings security back to the center of the debate. Flags were lowered in mourning on public buildings, while expressions of bewilderment and deep sorrow came from all political groups: Sir David is the ninth MP murdered in the UK, the sixth since World War II, the second in five years. Too. The speaker of the municipalities, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, stressed that the death of the deputy will make it inevitable “in the coming days to discuss and examine the safety of the deputies and the measures that must be adopted”. For now, however, “we can only pray for his family, friends and colleagues.”

October 15, 2021 (change October 15, 2021 | 19:20)

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