Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
Posts Tagged: Jo Cox
If the Government really is considering treating the intimidation of politicians in the same way as hate crime, it ought to think again.
Troops deployed. No MPs to probe Ministers. Temperer set to continue. No normal campaigning. We enter No Man’s Land.
The combination of a terror atrocity, mass deployment of troops, an election campaign and no legislature takes us into unchartered waters.
Andrew Mitchell: Lippy, serious, funny – and right about women. Meet my Labour neighbour, Jess Phillips.
Her book is full of laugh-out-loud moments. And it has important points to make about violence, trolling and discrimination.
Iain Dale: Jo Cox’s murder was also an attack on the state. Which is why a whole life tariff for her killer was right.
Plus: Hammond’s jokes. Javid’s stonewalling. Am I a fascist? And: of the making of books there is no end