Pick of the week: Westminster unites in sorrow

The killing of Jo Cox has united Westminster and the country in sorrow
The killing of Jo Cox has united Westminster and the country in sorrow
Natalie Bloomer By

Here's a chance for you to catch up on our five most-read items of the week:

Five: Buried in a Migration Watch report: the truth about immigration

A new report from Migration Watch made plenty of headlines this week after it suggested that net migration will reach 250,000 a year if we remain in the EU. This piece suggested that if you look a little closer, a different story about immigration is buried within the report.


Four: Brexit could spell the death of Northern Ireland

Last week saw both Tony Blair and John Major warn that leaving the EU could be a threat to the Northern Ireland peace process. Our next item suggested that the real risk was to the survival of the United Kingdom.

Three: Leave’s fantasy of a peaceful Brexit isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

According to the Leave campaign, coming out of the EU will be a pretty straight forward process and will cause little disruption to the country. This article argued that this is little more than a fantasy and bears no resemblence to the reality of what Brexit would mean for the UK.

Two:  Sadiq Khan bans adverts showing 'unrealistic body images'

Next is our report that the new mayor of London has banned any advertisments appearing on the city's transport network which could "pressurise people to conform to unhealthy or unrealistic body images". The decision followed a campaign against so-called 'body shaming' adverts on the Tube.

One: Jo Cox's killer is responsible for their actions. Others are responsible for theirs

The tragic death of Jo Cox has stunned the nation. It's far too early to know for sure what motivated her killer, but our most-read item this week suggested that just as anyone who played a part in her death must be held responsible for their actions, so too should those who are pushing British politics in an ugly and dangerous new direction.

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