The coarsening of our political discourse might have played a partby John McTernan / June 17, 2016 / Leave a comment
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 brutality of the attack. Then, like an aftershock, came the sense of outrage that she was killed at work, just doing her job. And that job—as friends, colleagues, journalists have attested to so well—was helping people with generosity, diligence and, so often, flair.