brexitmurderTassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 18 June 2016

The street murder of British Labour lawmaker Jo Cox by an apparently deranged attacker has thrown the Brexit contest into disarray.

Beset by fear mongering and palpable mutual hostility, both sides, shocked by the crime, have suspended their respective referendum campaigns. Pundits now rush to place bets on whether the tragic death of the mother of two young children could give the upper hand to the "Remain" side; Jo Cox was an ardent pro-EU MP who campaigned briskly in favor of keeping the UK inside the fold. London bookies, the accepted weather-vane of electoral contests, sped to update their prediction in favor of "Remain."... Read more

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