Jo Cox said we have “more in common.” It’s time we start acting like it.

6/10/2021. Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom. Boris Johnson, Sir Keir Starmer and Priti Patel pay respects to Sir David Amess. Belfairs Methodist Church. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson accompanied by the Leader of the Opposition Sir Keir Starmer and the Home Secretary Priti Patel pay their respects to the Conservative MP Sir David Amess after he was stabbed to death at Belfairs Methodist Church, ,Leigh-on-Sea, Essex on Friday 15th October 2021. Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

In 2013, I stood where my hero Clement Attlee stood and where, before him, the nation’s hero — Winston Churchill — stood. I was on the floor of the House of Commons. The despatch boxes were right in front of me. Looking around, I took in the magnificence of this room and allowed the weight of history to rest on my shoulders, if only for a moment. This is where…