Jo Cox; A Very Modern Saint

Well, that’s two pieces in a row. The Salisbury Review appears to have gone the subscriber-only route. (Good for them, I hope they make a mint.) I haven’t yet joined, so the entirety of this piece will also remain behind the paywall, but it’s obviously addressing the victim-as-saint mentality applied to Jo Cox:

Strictly speaking, her brutal death should not have affected the result in either direction: it left the arguments for and against leaving the European Union precisely where they had been before. But no one should dismiss out of hand the effect of candles and teddy bears on the political thought of a modern electorate.

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