Young people should unite in wake of Jo Cox killing

The attack on MP Jo Cox was utterly disgraceful. An innocent and vulnerable female ambushed on the street in the middle of the day.

Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:16 pm
Jo Cox

How are we supposed to confidently raise young people in a society in which we see high-profile individuals killed like this?

As the nation stands together to acknowledge the work of this MP many are left angry with the thought that an attack like this can happen.

Recently we have seen so many terror threats and attacks it is nearly impossible to believe.

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It appears these terrible incidents are happening more frequently.

Often I feel as if we are living in a dream world; some things are difficult to accept as truth.

Jo Cox was doing her job and carrying out her duties as an MP when she was atacked.

These events were totally unexpected and it appears one man didn’t agree with some of the things she was saying.

We live in a broken world full of debate and corruption.

At times things do get heated and people have strong opinions towards one another. But for one human being to carry out a heinous act on another is sickening.

We need to stand together, as friends, and work cohesively in order to move forward and improve the world in which we live.

Politicians are a prime example of being at each others’ throats during campaigns, although when tragic events such as Jo Cox’s murder take place they join together and support each other as one.

The young people of today do not deserve to be brought up in a world of misery.

Unfortunately this isn’t something we can change indefinitely.

If anything I wouldn’t be surprised if things got worse.

But my opinion doesn’t matter. What does matter is the attitude we have when confronting these issues. Let’s not contribute to a world of anger, bitterness and threats.

Together, as one, we should remind ourselves of what we can do when we do stand side by side.

The family of Joe Cox have made it clear she will not be forgotton.

High profile politicians such as the prime minister and the leader of the opposition have commended Jo for her work and everything she stood for.

We should not be fearful of these threats but stand firm in who we are to move forward for a better future.