American Oxford student, 25, who attended elite Sidwell school with Malia Obama, sparks fury in UK by removing “unwelcoming” portrait of the Queen from common room because she represents “recent colonial history”

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Toby Young, general secretary of the Free Speech Union and himself an Oxford graduate, said: “The students are perfectly within their rights to remove this painting from their common room, but it is baffling that they associate the Queen with colonialism. I don’t think these students realize how loved the Queen is by the people of the Commonwealth. It is only woke British students who feel offended by it.”

Jennifer Smith and Rory Tingle, MailOnline, 9th June 2021.