The quote that sums up the response to the London terror attack

Brendan Cox is calling on Britons to #DefeatTerrorTogether (REX/Shutterstock)
Brendan Cox is calling on Britons to #DefeatTerrorTogether (REX/Shutterstock)

The widower of murdered MP Jo Cox has made a moving appeal for unity in the wake of yesterday’s terror attacks.

Speaking to BBC News, Brendan Cox said: “Yesterday was characterised by one act of extremism and hatred… and thousands of acts of love and kindness.”

He went on to add that, whether the kindness was from those giving first aid or the officers keeping people safe, “that is what our country’s about, it is defined by those acts of kindness, not by the twisted and evil acts of individuals.”

Brendan Cox has been made a similar point on his own Twitter account, writing: “The person who did this wants us to be fearful and divided – let’s show them that we are neither #DefeatTerrorTogether.”

The post has been liked more than 4,000 times as has received over 2,000 retweets.

Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed in her constituency in Birstall, West Yorkshire, in June last year.

Rightwing terrorist Thomas Mair was jailed for life for her murder in November.

Jo’s widower has urged his Twitter followers to focus on the good in the victims rather than the hatred of the attacker.

His attempt to find a positive amid such horror has won him great praise among many.

Not everyone was convinced, however.

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