Brexshit Machine

A newly created work based on text extracted from The Brexit Lexicon (2016-2018), Roberts’ compendium of the most common terms that have shaped the discussions of Brexit in both politics and the media during Britain’s exit from the Europe Union.

The Brexit process has dominated the news agenda since 2016, and one notable language trend during this period is the creation of new terms using the letters ‘Brex-’ as its opening. Examples being the word ‘anxiety’, and the feeling of unease over Britain’s uncertain political future has been dubbed Brexiety, ‘Brextremist’ (someone with extreme views about Brexit), and ‘Brexodus’ (mass emigration as a result of Brexit).