Fianna Fáil Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Darragh O’Brien TD has condemned today’s attack on the Labour Party MP Jo Cox. Ms Cox is in a critical condition having been shot and stabbed near Leeds.
Deputy O’Brien commented, “The news that a member of parliament was attacked in this way is deeply shocking. People’s immediate thoughts will be with her husband and two young children and I know everyone will be united in their hope that she survives this crazed attack.
“Violence against an elected representative is an attack on democracy. While details are still emerging, it appears that there may have been some sort of political motive behind the attack, with reports that the assailant shouted ‘Britain First’ as he attacked the MP.
“I will be passing on Fianna Fáil’s support and hopes for a full recovery to Mr Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the British Labour Party.”