Thursday, 23 June 2016

The Pankhurst Family Hailing Jo Cox As A Modern Day Suffragette. What Next, Beatification?

This situation gets more ridiculous by the day, and I'm by no means the only one to stick my head above the parapet.

People wanting to name trains and schools after her, wanting to give the Military Cross to the man who tried to help her, wanting to have an annual holiday in her memory. And now, the Pankhursts having their say.

What happened to this Yorkshire lass is a tremendous tragedy, and if this is not a call to bring back hanging, I don't know what is. But I still cannot help thinking that if the Referendum had not been nigh, her passing would not have been milked to such an extent by those wanting us to stay in Europe. As a result of this, I don't think anyone in British history, and I mean ANYONE, has had so many memorial services and items/places/events wanting to be named after her...particularly someone who until a week ago most of us had never heard of because she had only been an MP for one year.

I cannot help thinking that Jo Cox would not have wanted this, and in some ways, tragic as it sounds, these things do happen to those who have strong opinions. It will happen to me, some day, this much I know. This is why the four main stalkers in my life have their names and details on police files in four countries, I kid not. There is nothing that a stalker-lunatic will not do, because once the hatred gets into their brain, that's it. If you go into the jungle and save an injured lion and nurse it back to health, it will repay you by killing and eating you.

Jo Cox championed Syrian migrants, women in particular, and it is an undisputed fact that Syrian women have husbands and sons who, unknown to their wives and mothers and to Jo Cox, may want to kill us. For this reason, we must leave Europe and have control of our borders. It is a sad fact that this tragic lady, whilst thinking that she has been helping others, has inadvertently fanned the flames of hatred towards them and again inadvertently made life unsafe for the rest of us. For this reason she should be mourned, and rightly so, but she should not be turned into some kind of modern day Joan of Arc and afforded more memorial services than might be afforded our Queen.

And if these comments offend, tough. Everyone is entitled to have their opinion.

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