Broken English, a Berlin-based shop that stocks British products, doesn’t fly the Union Jack outside its door anymore.
The British flag has become a source of shame for the shop’s new owner, Munich-born Antje Blank.
Blank, an avowed Anglophile, says the flag that once, for her, “oozed a sense of cool,” has now become tainted and stands for “insularity and borderline racism” following the Brexit vote.
“It has been hijacked by the Tory party, the Brexiteers and the Farage people,” Blank said, referring to Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party. The UK is currently gearing up for a Dec. 12 election, prompted by an impasse in parliament over Brexit withdrawal agreements.