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Tory MP Sir David Amess murdered

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mr Jack, 15 Oct 2021.

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  1. Mr Jack

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    Disgusting

    Not much information yet, stabbed multiple times whilst holding surgery at a Methodist church.

    Update:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58930593

    Thread pruned (may have missed some posts so RTM if needed).

    Please use this thread to pay respects to a man who has died today. If you don't agree with his politics that's fine - just leave the thread and do not post, it's really that simple.

    Anyone who continues to bicker/ gaslight / troll etc will not just find themselves thread banned, but will find yourselves on a holiday.
     
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  2. Andrew_McP

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    We're all guilty at times of having little respect for MPs, but goodness only knows what a thankless task it must be for most of them, most of the time. Herding cats would be easier than trying to keep the general public satisfied! And none of them deserve this... we're supposed to be a civilised nation.
     
  3. explicit4u

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    ^ Aye, no love lost between MPs and the public but no one should be stabbed for doing their job, hope he's okay.

    Suspect arrested at the scene according to LBC

     
  4. Fluffybob

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    Stop the world ! I wanna get off :(
     
  5. McGray

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    Jeez. Any news on his state?
     
  6. Mr Jack

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    Nothing beyond that he's being treated by an air ambulance on scene.
     
  7. uber soldat

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    This highlights the need for us to reopen asylums and keep the general public safe from these lunatics. These type of attacks are happening far too frequently these days.
     
  8. Trifid

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    This is my MP. :eek:
     
  9. doodah

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    Hope he pulls through.
     
  10. Uther

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    Not looking good, 69 years old and an air ambulance at the scene...
     
  11. robgmun

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    This was a long time coming when you have so much tory hate and #tags like Toryscum on Twitter on all social media week in and week out getting 10K+ likes, someone who's sick in the head was going to lose all proportion and do something like this. I'm actually surprised it took this long, i hope he lives and the knifeman gets locked away for life
     
  12. Blackjack Davy

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    Raynor should be prosecuted for inciting hatred.
     
  13. Dolph

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    Before politicising shouldn't we find out whether the attack was actually politically motivated at all, then whether it came from the subset where such things are seen as ok?

    I hope he is ok and recovers.
     
  14. robgmun

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    Unless the knifeman believed the MP personally wrong him somehow i think there's more than a good chance it's politically motivated, let's not shy away from the fact if the knifeman was looking for a random target he would have done someone on the street.
     
  15. Uther

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    Yes the MP seems to be very much a right winger so it will be interesting to see who did it. Mental health issues perhaps.
     
  16. Roar87

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    When an MP is stabbed, unless he happened to be the victim of a random attack (which seems unlikely since he was in a church and the only victim), it would be inherently political. And yes, there are some absolute lunatics who spend half their day demonizing "Tory scum" and blaming them for all the evil in the world, though it could be completely unrelated.
     
  17. thenewoc

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    No doubt a lefty extremist, utterly disgusting.
     
  18. Tom_ed1987

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    Hope he recovers ok.
    If this turns out to have been politically motivated (& i'd say the chances are very high as alluded to by the poster above), it will be interesting to see how the media response from various left/right corners compares with the murder of Jo Cox a few years back.
     
  19. Freakbro

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    Forgotten Jo Cox?
     
  20. Uther

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  21. deuse

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    Hope he is ok.
     
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