The Brexit Party have clarified that their logo is an arrow, representing leaving Europe, and not a house that has fallen on its side, representing something built on shaky foundations.
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has been forced to take timeout from preparing to contest the European Parliamentary elections to clarify the symbolism of the new party’s logo.
Commentators in some quarters have noted that the Brexit Party’s logo has more than a passing resemblance to a child’s drawing of a house that has fallen on its side.
Charles Fishlove-Smyth, Professor of Symbolism and Mixed Metaphors at Oxford University, says that it is clearly a house.
“There’s a small door that represents the restriction of free movement into the UK, it is predominately white, and it appears to have collapsed, presumably due to being built on weak foundations.” the professor says.
While the professor makes a good point, Brexit Party officials have been quick to defend their emblem.
“It’s an arrow, definitely a big white arrow, and it represents leaving the EU.” said Brexit Party press officer Sally Hargreaves-Wiltshire.
“See it’s sharp on one end like Saint George’s dragon-slaying spear and it is round like his shield, and it’s pointing resolutely to the right.
“What it represents could not be clearer.”