EU Referendum Results Prompt Jo Cox's Husband Brendan To Give Message Of Optimism

A beautiful response from Brendan Cox.

24/06/2016 12:04

Jo Cox's widower has sent out a message of hope, detailing what he believes his late wife's reaction would have been to news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union.

On Friday, Brendan Cox tweeted:

The tweet was retweeted and liked thousands of times.

Many also replied with praising Mr Cox's words and the way has handled the loss of his wife.

His words came after Nigel Farage was criticised for saying Brexit was won “without a single bullet being fired” just days after the murder of the Batley and Spen MP.

He said: “The dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom!

“We have fought against the multinationals, we have fought against the big merchant banks we fought against big politics, we fought against lies, corruption and deceit.

“And today honesty, decency and belief in nation I think now is going to win.“And we will have done it without having to fight, without a single bullet being fired. 

“We will have done it by damn hard work on the ground, by people like my friend Mr [Leave.EU bankroller Arron] Banks here. And by people in the Labour party and the Conservative Party and of Ukip and no party.

“I hope this victory brings down this failed project and leads us to a Europe of sovereign states.” 

Jo Cox was shot and killed last Thursday in Birstall, near Leeds.

The attack came on the steps of the town library just before 1pm, where the 41-year-old mother-of-two had been holding a surgery with her constituents.

Cox, who was elected to the Commons last year as MP for Batley and Spen, was rushed to Leeds Infirmary hospital by air ambulance after apparently being shot twice and stabbed.

52-year-old Tommy Mair will stand trial for her murder in November.

He is accused of shooting and stabbing Cox, 41, outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds, earlier this month.


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