The Daily Mail has a new theory as to what may have motivated the murderer of Jo Cox.
Yes, you guessed it. Apparently it may have been the fault of immigrants.
Here’s the convoluted headline:
This is predictable of course. But also based on very dubious reporting. The story is based on this quote from a family member:
You’ve got to look at the background. They [Kirklees Council, perhaps] kept pestering him to get him out of the house. He’d lived there for all his life, even from being little he had lived there with his grandma.
So that was his home, that was his abode and they were trying to get him out. And when it all came out, they were trying to get him out for a family that had come from abroad wanting a three or two bedroomed house.
But this is directly contradicted by a neighbour:
They were offering him somewhere, it wasn’t as if they were throwing him out, and he just said “why should I move?”
There isn’t any evidence offered that the local council wanted to throw him out of his place either (neither could they!).
In other words it was a dead end as a motivation. But that doesn’t stop the Daily Mail of course.
This is what the right usually refer to as being a ‘terrorist apologist’ isn’t it?
Neither the Daily Mail, the Sun or Daily Express today have an editorial comment on the Jo Cox verdict either.
Says it all doesn’t it?