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Jo Cox’s murder was not just a coincidence

The coarsening of our political discourse might have played a part

By John McTernan  

People gather around a memorial to Labour MP Jo Cox in Parliament Square, Westminster, London, 17th June 2016 ©Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Killed in the line of duty.

There are public servants who know that there is risk—however small—when they go out to work. Soldiers. Police officers. Fire fighters.

But members of parliament?

The shock of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox yesterday came from the sheer…

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