Blog: Jo Cox paid with her life but politicians now live in daily fear of attack


Jacqui Smith, newly appointed chair of the Jo Cox Foundation, has written for the Times on the terrifying levels of intimidation politicians still face, three years on from the Murder of Jo Cox.

What have we come to in this country when candidates report physical attacks and death threats while out campaigning in local elections? Three years ago when my friend Jo Cox was murdered during the referendum campaign the world was shocked.

It was rightly seen as an abomination and an affront to our democracy. Yet since then violence and intimidation against people in public life have escalated to a terrifying degree. We cannot go on like this.

Read the full blog here.