Parliament to be recalled on Monday to pay tribute to Jo Cox….reports Asian Lite News
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday said parliament would be recalled next Monday to pay tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox.
Cox died after she was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire on Thursday. She was attacked by a 52-year-old man who was arrested shortly afterwards.
Corbyn said he had asked for parliament to be recalled to enable politicians to pay tribute to Cox. He described her killing as an “act of hatred” and an “attack on democracy.”
Meanwhile, Police in Northern England said that they are investigating right-wing extremism as possible motive behind the murder of Jo Cox.
The police is carrying out a murder investigation into the Cox case with the assistance of a terrorism unit, who will bring specialist assets in support of the enquiry.
“We are aware of the speculation within the media in respect of the suspect’s link to mental health services and this is a clear line of enquiry which we are pursuing,” an official said.
“We are also aware of the inference within the media of the suspect being linked to right-wing extremism which is again a priority line of enquiry which will help us establish the motive for the attack,” the official added.
According to local press reports, Mair, who had no permanent job, used to attend a clinic for adults with mental health problems. Witness also said that Mair attacked Cox while shouting racist slogans. He was also found to have links with some white racist group.
Cox was a parliamentarian who supported Britain to stay in the European Union in the upcoming referendum and opposed to nationalistic anti-immigration views.