A right royal own goal

Jun 10, 2021 by

by Melanie Phillips:

From dreaming spire to football pitch, muddled folk are losing the cultural plot.

Yet another academic institution has revealed the alarming erosion of its students’ capacity to think intelligently and their corresponding eagerness to replace evidence by propaganda.

The “middle common room” (MCR) at Magdalen college, Oxford, which serves the college’s graduate students, has decided to remove a colourised print of a 1952 portrait of the Queen, which has hung on its walls since 2013, because she “represents recent colonial history”.

The common room’s committee supported a motion put forward by the MCR’s American president Matthew Katzmann, who previously attended Stanford university and the exclusive Sidwell Friends high school. The motion, whose minutes were obtained by the Guido Fawkes website, said:

The Queen represents an institution responsible for much of colonialism throughout history and the modern era, and these depictions cause some students discomfort.

Katzmann said later that the picture was being taken down to create

a welcoming, neutral place for all members regardless of background, demographic, or views.

Clearly, Matthew Katzmann doesn’t understand the first thing about the British monarchy, colonialism or the world.

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