'She was a relentless campaigner for equality and human rights'
Labour’s newest batch of MPs paid tribute to their colleague and friend Jo Cox today in a video asking ‘What sort of country do we want?’
MPs elected in last year’s general election (or since) remembered Jo, who was murdered on Thursday, as ‘a relentless campaigner for equality and human rights in Britain, and around the world’.
They called on the public to ‘celebrate tolerance and diversity’ and ‘stem the poisonous rising tide of fear and hate that breeds division and extremism’.
Wes Streeting MP, who organised the video, said:
‘As a new generation of Labour MPs who entered parliament with Jo, we want to honour her memory by fighting for what she stood for.
She was a relentless campaigner for equality and human rights in Britain, and around the world.
Against the backdrop of the toxic and febrile atmosphere in our political life, it’s time to bring out the best of Britain:
A country that is socially just, open and inclusive, and that looks to the world with optimism, confidence and leadership.
As Jo said: ‘we’ve got more in common than that which divides us’.’
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