BIRSTALL, United Kingdom – A friend, fellow Labour Party campaigner, and eyewitness to the murder of Member of Parliament Jo Cox has told Breitbart London that he does not believe her murder should be used as a “token” for “political ego” in the referendum campaign.
Today, though Remain campaigners have officially claimed to have stopped campaigning, Breitbart London has received reports from around the country that ‘Stronger In’ and ‘Better For Our Future’ leaflets are still being delivered.
Mr. Hicham Ben Abdallah – one of the men who was originally used to back up the claim that murderer Thomas Mair shouted “Britain First” before he clarified that he did not hear it – has told Breitbart London that Mrs. Cox’s death should not be used for political campaigning.
But much of the British public is already incensed about the mainstream media as well as politicians using the tragedy to make the case for remaining in the European Union (EU).
Today, Prime Minister David Cameron and leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn travelled to the site of the attack, where they both made overtures about the “well of hatred”, ignoring the overwhelming evidence about Mr. Mair’s mental health status. This occurred while police investigations into Mr. Mair are ongoing, and there is no current clear motive behind the attack allegedly perpetrated by this mental health patient.
Mr. Ben Abdallah said, when asked if he thought the murder would impact the vote next Thursday: “I would like to warn people… not to fall, and… not to be abusive, because I don’t know anybody else who wants Jo [Cox] to be used as a token for political ego”.
He added: “It is immoral… why the question is being asked about this? Do you reckon she’s been killed for that?
“In my opinion, and it is an early stage to say, we need to keep our minds open. And all options open as far as the investigation is concerned. Not to leave any stone unturned”.
Earlier today Breitbart London columnist James Delingpole wrote on how the Remain campaign is exploiting the death of Mrs. Cox.
“Is there any depth to which you will not stoop in order somehow to snatch victory in this EU referendum?” he wrote, following a Breitbart London expose of how Remain campaigners were tweeting the blame at the Brexit camp just minutes after the incident was first reported.
Additionally, the European press seized on the issue, calling Brexit a “campaign of blood”. An EU Commissioner tweeted that Mrs. Cox was “murdered for her dedication to European democracy and humanity”, and the Guardian’s Polly Toynbee and the Spectator’s Alex Massie both attempted to lay the blame at the feet of UKIP leader Nigel Farage for the killing.
The headline of the Daily Star newspaper called Mr. Mair a “Brexit gunman”.