Sometime something happens so shocking that the country stands still. The murder of Sir David last Friday, the MP for Southend West is one of those moments. Our condolences from Lambeth to his family, friends, colleagues, staff and constituents, which have been echoed by the wider party and indeed, all of our parliaments.
Threats of violence and incitement have become an all too common occurrence in Britain this last few years, notably with Jo Cox MP's murder in 2016. It is not clear what can be done to reverse this, there is no one solution we can adopt. But we can and must hope for better all the same.