Tuesday, June 21, 2016
EU Remain Meltdown, Prime Minister David Cameron sees a huge backlash against him over using Jo Cox’s death for political gain in the campaign for Remain, how on earth could he not foresee that this type of behaviour was wrong and would work against him, he just put his political future on the line post Brexit
Politics can be a nasty dirty business, and to be sure it is populated by some people who use others for their political advantage or gain.
I have to say I am rather disappointed in Prime Minister David Cameron who ‘used Jo Cox’s death’ to campaign for Remain.
It was incredibly insensitive to her, her family and to her legacy as a campaigning Labour MP at the House of Commons.
When David Cameron used Jo Cox for political gain, there was always going to be a backlash from people, the main reason for a backlash was the attempt to smear Vote Leave voters and particularly campaigners that they are somehow responsible for the death of Jo Cox.
The campaign to leave the EU is not a campaign to leave Europe!
The EU is a political organisation which Britain along with others holds …… a membership!
Media, both printed and TV have attempted to pass off the EU as Europe in order to fuel the narrative that leave is somehow a racist campaign, dirty politics at play, but it tells you something about the state of Britain today.
David Cameron has received justified scathing criticism on Facebook when David Cameron pauid tribute to Jo Cox, it was a major mistake to conflate this with the leave campaign. After describing how the country will miss her, he turns the subject to the upcoming EU referendum.
‘It is not easy, in the wake of Jo’s murder, to turn to the question of Thursday’s referendum. But we must.’ He then was at pains to stress Jo Cox supported the campaign to Remain in the EU.
The post has not gone down well, provoking an angry reaction with people blasting the Prime Minister, with one asking ‘how low can you go?’
This is the theme which the people of Britain are asking of a man who holds the highest public office, ‘How low can you go’?
Ian Sanders said:
‘Using a poor woman’s murder for political advantage. I didn’t think you could get any worse. I wish I’d never voted for you. Still, you’ll be gone as soon as we leave the EU, and I can’t wait to get a decent Tory leader again.’
Ben Graham wrote:
‘It is very sad that Jo was killed on our streets and it is unforgivable for Cameron to use this young ladies death to push forward this ridiculous campaign to remain but the bottom line is that this madness happened while we are still in the EU so I’m struggling to see your point on this one Dave!’
Gary Taylor added:
‘Wow, how low can you go.. absolutely no reason to reference Jo’s murder in this thread, you are a pathetic excuse for a human being. I have my suspicions that you lean towards a vote to leave as your PR has done them more good than you could ever imagine.’
This campaign has cast a question on the future of David Cameron remaining Prime Minister, although he has expressed a commitment to stay if things go badly wrong for the Remain camp on Thursday, and after talking to a shopkeeper today in Craigton while out campaigning…. Brexit is still looking increasingly likely.
Last night, I spoke to a guy who I know who uses homeless services in the city, I met him through a friend, when I asked him had he heard of the murder of Jo Cox; he said no, given these two events I doubt her death will impact the vote. Also you may remember my observations of the Jo Cox vigil in Glasgow where sadly only a few hundred turned out and most of them I recognised as being part of the Glasgow political class.
In politics, you can learn from the mistakes of the past, using Jo Cox for political purposes was an incredibly bad idea which has now blown up in the face of the Prime Minister.
What I don’t understand is why he thought this would turn out any other way than it did!
I am committed to vote to leave the EU on Thursday come hell or high water, I urge other people to do the same for the simple principle, the EU, the political organisation is anti-democratic.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University