A brutal killing with consequences for Britain's future in the EU

By The Canberra Times
Updated April 24 2018 - 11:49am, first published June 17 2016 - 8:59am

The pall that Jo Cox's murder has cast over next Thursday's referendum to decide on whether Britain remains in or leaves the European Union is considerable. If the so-called Brexit campaign had proved increasingly emotive and divisive in recent weeks, few Britons would have conceived it could descend to the brutal killing of a Labour Party MP.

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