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Murder of MP Jo Cox

(June 2016)

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DV
dvboy
Referendum campaigning suspended due to the incident involving MP Jo Cox in Birstall this afternoon.

Not wanting to detract from the shocking and serious nature of the incident, is there likely to be an impact on political programming? Particularly Question Time this evening, followed by a This Week By-Election Special which I suspect will be a straightforward review of the past week's campaigning without much debate, and then will no doubt now be dominated today's news until the result comes through.
Last edited by dvboy on 16 June 2016 4:38pm
LL
London Lite Founding member
UKIP have cancelled their events for tomorrow, so I imagine campaigning won't resume until Saturday.
VM
VMPhil
It's just been announced that Jo Cox has died of her injuries. Very sad and shocking news.
LL
London Lite Founding member
One of the most horrible pressers I've ever had to watch.
BB
BBCWalesToday
http://imageshack.com/a/img924/1613/viZcLt.jpg

Has the strap always been slightly separated from the ticker?
NE
News96
Very Sad News-Safe to say there may well be changes to tomorrow's NC Schedule since there's supposed to be an Andrew Neil interview with Iain Duncan Smith at 8:30 (also on BBC1) followed by a Wales EU Debate hosted by Huw Edwards at 9:00
Last edited by News96 on 16 June 2016 5:35pm
MA
Maaixuew
Jo Cox MP has sadly died. Seemed as though there was an embargo on the news, especially considering that a lot of people (somewhat unusually) were referring to her in the past tense.
DV
dvboy
Has the strap always been slightly separated from the ticker?


No that is unusual.

Jo Cox MP has sadly died. Seemed as though there was an embargo on the news, especially considering that a lot of people (somewhat unusually) were referring to her in the past tense.


Yes, I saw reports on twitter of Huw Edwards and Kay Burley using "was" rather than "is" before the press conference. The reporter on BBC News in Birstall seemed to have more information from police that wasn't reported earlier.
LL
London Lite Founding member
It's at times like this when if feels inappropriate to ask or speculate on pres issues, yet I wonder if they'll be a Look North Yorkshire simulcast on the NC at 1830?
DV
dvboy
Debate due to take place on CNN International's Amanpour this evening has been cancelled.

Various BBC local radio debates due to take place this evening cancelled also.
HB
HarryB

They do seem to be used a backup for straps today, the live bug is the wrong colour.
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PI
picard
A rising star taken so young, very shocking and sad.

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