The counterintuitive

The pro-EU people trying to use the Labour MP’s murder to push Remain are finding out that their strategy is backfiring:

British support for remaining in the European Union has weakened in the wake of the murder of the pro-EU politician Jo Cox, according to an online research company Friday.

Qriously, a London-based technology start-up that gathers data and intelligence about consumers through mobile phone apps, found that backing among likely voters for Britain’s EU membership has dropped to 32% from 40% before her death.

The poll was based on 1,992 British adults surveyed on June 13-16, and then 1,002 on June 17 — the day after Cox was shot and killed in northern England. The start-up claims to have held the first such survey on the topic since the lawmaker’s slaying.

In fact, the rational position is to vote Leave in light of Jo Cox’s murder, as it is obvious that if England votes Remain, its society will continue to become a more violent, more murderous one where politics is pursued by other means.

The same thing happened in Norway, where the popularity of the anti-immigration parties was strengthened, not weakened, after Anders Breivik’s attacks on the junior members of the pro-immigration party.