Jo Cox "died because of her political views"

Access to the comments Comments
By Catherine Hardy
Jo Cox "died because of her political views"

“Jo died because of her political views”

The husband of UK politician Jo Cox says she died because of her political views.

Brendan Cox says his wife had been deeply troubled by the tone of the EU referendum campaign.

“She had very strong political views and I believe she was killed because of those views,” Mr Cox said in moving interview.

“She died because of them and she would want to stand up for those in death as much as she did in life.”

Managing their grief

Brendan Cox spoke of the grief of the couple’s two young children.

He said public support for the family had been a consolation.

“It also helps the children see that what they are feeling and other people are feeling, that the grief they feel is not abnormal,” he said.

Campaigning was suspended

Campaigning was suspended for three days after Jo Cox’s killing in her parliamentary constituency in northern England last Thursday.

Britons vote on Thursday on whether to quit the 28-nation bloc.