The Whig Fox

Our logo is an image of a fox, in honour of the great Charles James Fox, leader of the Whig Party during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Whig Party was often depicted as a fox in political cartoons of the time, and the Whigs took this as a compliment: foxes are cunning, quick-witted, and hounded by Tories. We were the first political party in the world to have colours – buff and blue – and they remain our party colours today.

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Persecution always says, ‘I know the consequences of your opinion better than you know them yourselves.’ But the language of toleration is always amicable, liberal, and just: it confesses its doubts and acknowledges its ignorance… Persecution always reasons from cause to effect, option to action, which proves generally erroneous; while toleration leads us invariably to form just conclusions, by judging from actions and not from opinions.”

Charles James Fox