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If you haven’t yet read this by Jack Merritt’s father, , it is truly extraordinary and I have absolutely no idea how he managed to write it. What a family.
Jack’s dad David has been told to ‘grieve silently ‘ - in response, please share his brilliant piece written with such clarity at a time of such immense pain. May his voice get louder & may we listen & learn.
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
If you don't shed a tear reading this, you are a bot
What courage and generosity of spirit to write this beautiful piece at a time of such sorrow. Thank you for sharing what we’ve all lost with your son’s death. “...extinguish hatred with his kindness” #RIPJackMerritt
This is a beautiful piece about the inspiring Jack Merritt by his loving dad - and should shame those who’ve tried to use his death to further an agenda of hate
“Jack would be seething at his death, and his life, being used to perpetuate an agenda of hate that he gave his everything fighting against. We should never forget that” > Jack’s dad ⁦⁩ on his son & his legacy
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
The fact that Dave Merritt even had to write this should be an eternal mark of shame for the Conservative Party and their friends in the media
NEW: Jack Merritt’s father says “He would be seething at his death and his life being used to perpetuate an agenda of hate that he gave his everything fighting against.” A direct attack on Tory policy of “lock up and throw away the key”. Not good for PM.
Respect to the Guardian for publishing this, let's hope it prompts the rest of the media pick it up. And shame on those who have forced a grieving parent to write this.
This piece from Dave Merritt is heartbreaking and gave me shivers. RIP Jack and Saskia.
Utterly depressing that a grieving father has to write something like that in the wake of his son's death. But a testament to the quality of the man, and the son he raised.
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
One of the ineradicable things we have learned about Boris Johnson over the reaction to the London Bridge murders is his core instincts are contemptible. Read this article by Jack Merritt’s father Dave. Jack would have held Johnson’s attitude in contempt.
An extraordinary and moving article from Dave Merritt. To Jack Merritt. Now, and forever.
This, from Jack Merritt's dad, is utterly inspiring.
Jack Merritt's dad, , writes that his son would be 'livid' at how his death has been used to further 'an agenda of hate': 'He lived and breathed fire in his pursuit of a better world for all humanity, particularly those most in need.'
This is a stunning and righteous tribute, written by his father, David, to Jack Merritt, who was murdered in the London Bridge attack. Thank you
"Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight." A powerful tribute by an unbelievably strong father to an incredible son, we should all learn from Jack.
This is terribly sad and painful to read. Dave Merritt is an inspiration as a parent, and, like his son Jack, as a human being.
Difficult to overstate the pain and courage of Dave Merritt in writing this, just days after his son's murder. Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones seem to have been the finest of people.
BEAUTIFUL From Dave Merritt, father of Jack, to all of us: "Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight. "To Jack Merritt. Now, and forever."
From Jack Merritt's Dad, who writes here with more compassion & clarity than all the hottakes in the world can provide.
“Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight.” —Dave Merritt on his son Jack
This is searing, important, poignant - Dave Merritt on his son Jack - ‘he would be seething at his death, & his life, being used to perpetuate an agenda of hate that he gave his everything fighting against.’ Such a powerful plea from
"Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight. To Jack Merritt. Now, and forever." Jack Merrit's father. So breathtakingly beautiful & heartbreaking.
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' - ⁦⁩ pays powerful tribute to his son who was killed at London Bridge
A powerful and very moving piece by Jack Merritt's father Dave
"Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight. To Jack Merritt. Now, and forever." An achingly beautiful plea written through grief by Dave Merritt.
"Extinguish hatred with his kindness" - very moving and inspirational piece from the father of Jack Merritt, who died on Friday at London Bridge
People need to read this. Tremendous words from my friend Dave on the tragic death of his son and the warped way it is being used for the politics of hate.
I think we can all take five minutes out of our day to read Jack Merritt's father on his son's passion for justice.
This is a deeply moving and important plea - 'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
"Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight" An extraordinary man, as described by what sounds like an equally extraordinary Dad #JackMerrit
“Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight.”
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
Extraordinary statement father Jack Merritt decrying political opportunism Boris Johnson-led right. No shame! 'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
'Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight. 'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
Extraordinary dignity by Dave Merritt in the face of utter heartache and devastation. 'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate’
Written with such eloquence, decency, humanity, dignity, pride, love, fury and grief. Shame on you 'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt . Wow! This is what it looks like to have purpose...along with Jacks’s dad. Never scrimp on your values #JackMerrit
Jack Merritt "would be seething at his death, and his life, being used to perpetuate an agenda of hate that he gave his everything fighting against" says his father David #hate #disinformation #lies #rehabilitation #LondonBridgeAttack2019
“What Jack would want from this is for all of us to walk through the door he has booted down. That door opens up a world where we do not lock up and throw away the key. Where we do not slash prison budgets, and where we focus on rehabilitation not revenge”
I can't imagine what it took to write this at such a sad time for the family, but this is a really powerful article by . Lets not forget “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons".
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate'
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
Dave: thank you so much for sharing with us what your remarkable son was like. Please retweet widely
Such a deeply moving tribute by to his beloved son, Jack Merritt, who “lived and breathed fire in his pursuit of a better world for all humanity, particularly those most in need.” ❤️
You don’t have to share his views to share the pain and love in this article. Dave Merritt
"Jack was proud. Jack was absorbingly intelligent. Jack was fiercely loyal. Jack loved music, art, eating good food with his family, & having more than one pint with his mates. Oh, and in case you haven’t realised by now…he was also devilishly handsome"
Dave Merritt you are a hero. This is what we need when horrific things happen. This. It is the best of us. You are the best of us.
Incredibly powerful message from the dad of Jack Merritt, who died at London Bridge.
If you do nothing else today, read this, please. 'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
It’s not just that I went to the same school as Jack Merritt, it’s because he died in the name of progressive reform. He deserves to be honoured with a posthumous award. The #QueensCommendation for #Bravery. He should not have died in vain.RT if you agree.
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt Just an extraordinary man talking about another extraordinary young man. Wow. Feeling humbled and awed! Sending love.
"But Jack was also angry, frustrated, selfless, stubborn. He was angry because he saw our society failing those most in need. He was frustrated because the political elite have forgotten why it is important to be fair."
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' #JackMerritt
I'm more and more feeling this election is a straightforward battle between good and evil. #UkElection
No apologies for retweeting this again 'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
Dear Dave Merritt. I am so sorry your wonderful son's death has been used in such a scurrilous manner by an unscrupulous self serving man.
Incredibly powerful piece by the father of one of the London Bridge victims, asking that his son's death not be used to push through harsher sentencing. What compassion and courage
“He was frustrated because the political elite have forgotten why it is important to be fair.” RIP Jack Merritt - an awful, senseless loss.
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate'
This is just an unbelievable piece of writing. A father’s testimony to an extraordinary son - and a manifesto for kindness in our polarised times. Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
“Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight.”
This has Dominic Cummings’s sin-stained finger prints all over it. Tory shysters
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
In #jackmerritt’s dad own words: ‘He would be seething at his death, and his life, being used to perpetuate an agenda of hate. Instead: ‘Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, extinguish hatred with his kindness’
Let's heed David Merritt's call to live his son Jack's values & redouble our efforts "in pursuit of a better world for all humanity, particularly those most in need". #UKelections #Londonbridgeattack
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | London Bridge terror attack 2019 | The Guardian < just a beautiful piece of writing
“He would be seething at his death, and his life, being used to perpetuate an agenda of hate that he gave his everything fighting against.”
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate' | Dave Merritt
Incredibly powerful words: 'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate'
This articles speaks for itself.
Jack’s dad on his son .... he sounds like an awesome person #JackMerritt
'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate'