Jo’s Weekend – 15-16 June 2019

It’s the third weekend of the campaign and that means hustings. From the north west on Friday night, the hustings train moved to Leeds on Saturday morning and Nottingham in the evening.

She took time to remember Jo Cox, the Labour MP who was murdered 3 years ago today.

This Radio 4 profile featured some familiar voices and you can find out which band she liked as a teenager, listen to a  fascinating excerpt from a school essay and find out the first song at her wedding – as well as some anecdotes from her first election campaign.

And there’s always room for a Douglas Adams reference:

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  • Richard Underhill 17th Jun '19 - 9:39am
    Fake news reports that the murderer was mentally ill are wrong because all murder suspects are interviewed by psychiatrists. If he had been mentally ill he would have confined under the Mental Health Act, known as sectioning.

  • I really don’t know what the point of Mr Underhill’s post was. Frankly I find it gratuitous.

    What I do know is that Jo Cox was a much loved MP in my late mother’s constituency – a place where I was brought up and it happened on a spot where I had many joyful happy memories. What happened is a cause of great heartache and grief to everyone I know in Batley and Spen.

  • Joseph Bourke 17th Jun '19 - 12:49pm


    I think you may be drawing a line between a phycopath and a sociopath. Ian Brady wasn’t diagnosed with psychopathy until 19 years into his life sentence. Two days after the trial, the judge who sentenced Hindley said: “Though I believe Brady is wicked beyond belief without hope of redemption, I cannot feel that the same is necessarily true of Hindley once she is removed from his influence.”

    Both Brady and Hindley can rot in hell as far as I am concerned and Thomas Mair with them whether or not he is diagnosed as a phycopath.

  • Having watched the “I’m more macho than you” debate last night I can only remember with sadness the heraldic motto of Jo Cox..’more in common’. A reminder that we should try to be’ inclusive rather than exclusive’.

    BTW…After yesterday’s debate Boris gets my vote for PM; providing, of course, he follows his performance of last night….

    He is not seen, says nothing and no-one knows, nor cares, where he is.

  • Lorenzo Cherin 17th Jun '19 - 3:57pm

    Richard as ever confusing on something where clearer would be far better.

    David expresses the feeling we all share.

    Joe says it as I would like more in our party to, there is a tendency to not, it has been my reason to, though with a liking for him that is strong, not now back Ed as leader because this sort of approach you show is absent in his attitude to his current portfolio, the Home Office.

    Wickedness is just that. I want no talk of prison reform without the acknowledgement it must punish.

  • @ Lorenzo I think you’ll find that Ed Davey and Jo Swinson feel exactly the same about penal reform.

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