A Facebook troll is unrepentant after posting a foul meme mocking Jo Cox just weeks before the anniversary of the MP’s murder.
A man posting as James Webber, a Welshman living in Smethwick, west Midlands, made this offensive post in a closed group called EU Referendum In/Out.
Webber later denied he made the post. However, as I write this it is still live on this link (pictured below) but to access it you need join what is frankly a rather distasteful group. To be fair though, one member has requested that its administrators delete it.
It is alleged he also made the same post in another Facebook group, British Politics.
We have no reason to believe the profile is fake. Indeed another Facebook poster from the Rhondda has commented that he knew this man from when he was a child. He’s less than complimentary.
We are also aware that at least one person has reported the post as a hate crime.
When told that his post had been sent to Jo’s widower, Webber responded with this:
On one of the eight other profiles Mr Webber claims to trade under, one goes under the Facebook identity of James UKIP Webber. He also counts among his Facebook friends the party’s Welsh Assembly member and chair of UKIP’s Alyn & Deeside branch, Michelle Brown. We are confident that were Ms Brown to be aware of this post she would join us in condemning it and disassociate herself from Webber.
Whether others among his Facebook friends would join here is debatable. Some, on the far right, seems to share in his amusement and distasteful mockery of the murder of an elected politician. One associate posted of Jo: “I’m sure she’s still alive. Giving out BJs at Calais 2 quid a go.”
It seems too that Webber is a serial offender, one who brags about his Facebook bans.
He needs to do some growing up. Perhaps a knock on the door from his local constabulary might help him do just that.
Credit to We’re Still Laughing at Blukip whose Facebook page brought this to our attention.