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.
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