>> After weeks of heated debate, campaigning for Britain’s EU referendum has come to an abrupt halt. Britain mourning the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox on Friday, after a brutal attack that’s thrown next week's referendum on EU membership into limbo. Reuters UK Bureau Chief Guy Falkenbridge.]>> I think the impact on the referendum has been to push the referendum into limbo, what it is basically done is frozen the campaigning and some people are saying that it could be beneficial to the income paid.
>> It could be an outpouring of sympathy for Joe Cox, an the ardent supporter of European Union membership.>> The motive behind the shooting and stabbing attack on the streets of Northern England is unclear. But the 41 year old MP was a vocal supporter of Britain remaining in the EU in a campaign with an increasingly bitter tone.
Witnesses reporting that Cox's attacker shouted, Britain First, but the far right nationalist group bearing that name has denied any involvement. Key players on both sides of the Brexit battle are paying their respects. Cox's death prompting a flood of tributes from her political allies and opponents.>> Politicians disagree with each other.
We often disregard what politicians say, and we disregard each other, and the rest of it, but at the end of the day, that's what it is about and that is what Jo showed it is all about.>> It's not clear when campaigning for the referendum will resume. Neither side will want to make the first move and risk being accused of being crass.
But the recriminations of past weeks could give way to a calmer, more subdued tone.