When I wrote the previous article this morning on violent vanguardists, I had not heard of what is unfolding overseas in the UK on the eve of the Brexit vote:
“Hichem Ben Abdallah, 56, was in the cafe next door to the library when he heard screaming and went outside.
He said: ‘There was a guy who was being very brave and another guy with a white baseball cap who he was trying to control and the man in the baseball cap suddenly pulled a gun from his bag.
‘He was fighting with her and wrestling with her and then the gun went off and then she fell between two cars and I came and saw her bleeding on the floor.’
It was earlier thought Ms Cox had intervened in a fight between two men but it is now believed she was attacked.
After around 15 minutes, the shop owner said emergency services arrived and tended to her with a drip.
Mr Abdallah said the weapon looked handmade and that the man who had been wrestling with the assailant continued to do so even after he saw the gun.
He said: ‘The man stepped back with the gun and fired it and then he fired a second shot, as he was firing he was looking down at the ground.’
Aamir Tahir, of The Dry Clean Centre, said the gunman was heard shouting ‘Britain first’.
He said: ‘The lady I work with heard two loud bangs. I wish I was there because I would have tried to stop him.
‘Apparently the guy who did it shouted ‘Britain first’ and if I had been there I would have tackled him.’
Britain First is the name of a far-Right group which said it was ‘not involved and would never encourage behaviour of this sort’. …”
Either one of two things has happened here: either this is the definition of a ‘false flag’ attack, or it is yet another example of exactly the sort of stupidity we dealt with last year and I wrote about this morning.