Johnson flippant about murdered Labour MP – and blames any potential new deaths on MPs for making his life difficult
Tory PM Boris Johnson was reminded just now, by her successor Tracy Brabin, of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox by a Brexit-inflamed right-wing extremist.
He responded with appalling flippancy and a scandalous doubling-down when asked to moderate his inflammatory language.
Brabin took Johnson and his MPs to task for their constant use of inciting terms for the Act passed to try to prevent a hard Brexit, such as ‘Surrender Act’ or ‘Capitulation Act’ and pointed out that she and other MPs are as patriotic as any on the Tory benches.
But Johnson not only dismissively responded to her question with repeated uses of the same inflammatory terms, but even appropriated Cox’s memory for his cause, saying that the best way to honour her would be to ‘get Brexit done’:
Cox was murdered in June 2016 while campaigning for remain.
Johnson even went on to imply that if any MPs are harmed or killed, it would be their own fault for getting in his way:
Johnson’s shameful refusal to apologise for his unlawful behaviour has just been eclipsed by his blaming of MPs if there are murders by the right-wing extremists he is inflaming.
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