Announcement: Tackling the intimidation and harassment of MPs

The violent language and threatening behaviour exhibited towards MPs, journalists and others outside the Houses of Parliament this week have rightly drawn condemnation across the political spectrum. At the Jo Cox Foundation we are acutely aware of the appalling consequences that can follow if violence against politicians going about their work is taken to the extreme. 



Jo believed passionately in freedom of expression and healthy, vigorous debate. She also believed that we should be able to conduct those debates without resorting to personal abuse or seeking to provoke hatred and division in society. Now, more than ever, we feel it is essential to bring political discourse in this country back within the bounds of respectful debate and away from any form of intimidation or the threat of violence.

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