by Cormac Rae
The Old Bailey has heard today that Thomas Mair, 53, will not give evidence in his defence.
The victim’s husband Brendan Cox reacted on twitter to Thomas Mair’s decision:
— Brendan Cox (@MrBrendanCox) November 22, 2016
The Labour MP for West Yorkshire was murdered outside a constituency surgery, serving her community and listening to local concerns.
Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour party posted this tribute on July 15th, the date of Mrs Cox’s funeral.
My thoughts are with Jo Cox's close family and friends who will be at her funeral today.https://t.co/869ECvSW1C
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 15, 2016
Yesterday, the court were shown photographs of a Swastika clad eagle, Nazi badges and far right literature found by the police in the house of Thomas Mair.
Mair, of Kilmarnock, is reported as having little or no job history and neighbours have described him as a reserved loner.
His lawyer Simon Russell Flint, QC, issued Mr Mair’s not guilty plea to murder, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon.