Perhaps stoked by right wing nationalist fervor surrounding the Brexit, 53 year old Tommy Mair decided to take the life of MP Jo Cox today. Cox was a member of the labour party which opposes Britain’s leaving the European Union.
Witnesses said Mair was waiting for Cox at her office before she arrived. He shot her three times including once in the head and then he stabbed her.
In the course of one week we’ve had high profile murders with deep political ramifications in the United States and the United Kingdom; both involve guns; both involve major political votes or decisions on the horizon (Brexit, Presidential race).