POLITICISING DEATH: EU Commissioner Tweets Jo Cox MP Murdered For Her EU Support

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The European Union (EU) Commissioner for Migration has claimed that Jo Cox MP was “murdered for her dedication to European democracy and humanity”. “Extremism divides and nourishes hatred”, added Dimitris Avramopoulos, who works with the EU border agency Frontex and is responsible for “reaching out to citizens, notably by making use of the ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme” – among other things. Jo Cox worked for the charity Oxfam before becoming a Member of Parliament, and had campaigned prolifically on the issue of Syrian migrants in her short time as a politician. Her killer had “mental health problems” and neighbours insisted he did not to “[belong] to any political party”, and did not, “express any views about Europe or anything…” How the conclusion was drawn, therefore, about such a motivation is unknown. There is no evidence to suggest a political motivation behind the attack, other that a discredited claim the killer had shouted “Britain First” during the incident. Pro-EU and Remain campaigners have already jumped to accuse pro-Brexit people of “damage limitation”, however, the EU Commissioner’s claims have drawn accusations of “capitalizing” on the MP’s death. Dimitris Avramopoulos is a Greek politician and former career diplomat, who was appointed as the EU