Brexit inspires Banksy
13 May, 2017
A Brexit-inspired mural by Banksy showing a metalworker chipping away at a star on the EU flag has appeared in Dover. The artwork emerged overnight on Monday on a building near the ferry terminal, which connects the UK with mainland Europe.
The mural, which was confirmed by Banksy’s representatives to be genuine work by the elusive artist and can also be seen on his official website, is his first comment on the Brexit vote of last year.
The stars of the flag “stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe,” according to the EU website.
The mural has appeared at a difficult time, when Brexit and the increasingly frosty relationship between Theresa May’s government and the EU over negotiations on Britain’s departure have become central to the general election on 8 June.