Jo Cox, the recently murdered British MP, was planning to release a crucial report in Parliament on June 29, stated a report by the Standard.
Cox was working on a report that showed the stats of Muslim attacks in the UK, according to the group’s director, Fiyaz Mughal.
Mughal, the director of Tell Mama, stated that there were significant clusters of far-right activity in Yorkshire and that the charity’s annual report would detail an increase in anti-Muslim activity in the UK last year, said a report by Express.
— YorkshireEveningPost (@LeedsNews) June 19, 2016
“In the last 18 months South Yorkshire is one of the leading areas in the country (for Islamaphobic incidents),” Mughal said.
“We were hoping she would highlight the impact on Muslim women; particularly given the targeting [that exists]. The majority [of incidents] at street level were [on] women and Cox was going to raise that,” he said, according to a report by the Guardian.
Cox had contacted Tell Mama about preventing Islamophobia and discussing the problems faced by Muslims, particularly women, in her constituency.
According to the Guardian, the content of the video shows her sharing her views about the problems faced by Muslims in her constituency and Cox’s discussion with Tell Mama.
The report by Tell Mama also warns of rising aggression by nationalist militants and an increase in Islamophobia in the last year, according to the the Mirror.
The report was to reveal that there were 80 percent more attacks on Muslims in Britain in 2015 than the year before, the Huffington Post reports.
Bristol political pundit Dr. Gordon Reece says that Cox’s tragic death will scare people into voting to remain within Europe.
As the EU referendum campaign enters its final few days, experts are predicting what may or may not come to pass.
Dr. Reece, a former senior lecturer at Bristol University is renowned for predicting the outcome of General Elections.
“I am constantly being asked which side will win the referendum. My answer is that I simply don’t know. The latest opinion polls show the two sides neck-and-neck, to within the margin of error,” he told the Bristol Post.
Cameron accused of exploiting Cox’s death
Meanwhile, British politician Nigel Farage has accused UK Prime Minister David Cameron of exploiting the death of Labour MP Jo Cox for political gains.
“I think there are Remain camp supporters out there who are using this to try to give the impression that this isolated horrific incident is somehow linked to arguments that have been made by myself or Michael Gove or anybody else in this campaign, and frankly that is wrong,” Farage told LBC Radio, as per a report by the Independent.
— Steve Beasant (@stevebeasant) June 20, 2016
“We have a Prime Minister and a Chancellor and other big political leaders in Britain who are scared witless. They thought they would win this referendum by a country mile. They know it’s neck and neck, they know it’s down to who turns out on the day to vote, and there is no level of denigration or false association that they will not stoop to, but I think people are intelligent enough to see through this sort of thing,” he said.
Harry Potter writer JK Rowling has released a blog post showcasing her take on the EU referendum.
Monsters, villains and the EU referendum, by me.https://t.co/uJRPnhBWT7
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 20, 2016
Several high-profile Remain campaigners, including Peter Sutherland, the former head of the World Trade Organization, have warned that Northern Ireland would suffer more than any other part of the UK in the event of a Brexit (British exit from the EU), according to BBC News.
The referendum takes place on Thursday.
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