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Conservative MP launches campaign to put a portrait of the Queen in every British home

24 Jun 2021 3 minutes Read
Joy Morrissey MP. Photo David Woolfall, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

A Conservative MP has launched a campaign to put a portrait of the Queen in every home in Britain.

Joyce Morrissey, MP for Beaconsfield, took to Twitter to announce the initiative with the British Monarchists Society, of which she is the patron.

An image posted on the social media site shows the MP holding a picture of The Queen, and a poster that reads: “I am proud to be launching a national campaign with the British Monarchists Society to put a picture of Her Majesty in every home, company and institution that would like one.

“It is time to rediscover our pride in being British!”

Morrissey posted: “I think this is a wonderful, patriotic and unifying campaign for our country. I will be writing to the Prime Minister to ask him to give it careful consideration and looking for opportunities to discuss further in Parliament.”

Joy Morrissey

Earlier this month the MP took aim at students at Oxford University who voted to remove the Queen’s portrait from a common room after they deemed it  to “represent recent colonial history”.

Members of Magdalen College Middle Common Room (MCR) voted to take down the portrait at a committee meeting in a bid to make the room more welcoming..

In reaction to the move the MP tweeted to say she had ordered another portrait of the Queen to hang in her office, adding: “Probably send one to Oxford’s Magdalen College as well since they seemed to have misplaced a copy…hope it really brightens up their common room. #GodSaveTheQueen.”

Patriotic material

She also called for a similar scheme to the Australian Constituents’ Request Programme to be launched in the UK, where all Australian citizens are eligible for selected patriotic material, including flags, recordings of the national anthem, and a portrait of The Queen.

The MP’s Queen’s portrait campaign comes as the UK government is encouraging schools across the UK to take part in a ‘One Britain One Nation’ day on June 25th, which includes singing the song “We are Britain and we have one dream to unite all people in one Great Team”.

The lyrics include: “Our nation survived through many storms and many wars, We’ve opened our doors, and widened our island’s shores, We celebrate our differences with love in our hearts, United forever, never apart.”

It ends with the repeating lines “Strong Britain, Great Nation”.

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Chris
Chris
3 months ago

You will all be good little homogenised drones of the thankfully defunct “British” Empire. You will all display a picture of the German Queen of the English or you are not “patriotic”

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago

You have got to admire Ms Morrissey’s bravery in sticking her head above the parapet on this one.

Richard
Richard
3 months ago

I gave you a “like”. Yes, admire the courage, deplore the stupidity.

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Absolutely! 😂😂🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 I often have great admiration for advocates of lost causes. Every home used to have a plethora of antimacassars, bring ’em back that’s what I say.

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Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago

I don’t suppose many readers know what antimacassars are and even fewer what Macassar is.😂😂😂😂

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Richard
Richard
3 months ago

Please sir, I know sir. I looked ’em up in my plethorus

Ken covack
Ken covack
3 months ago

Even more relics from a bygone age, still used in some homes and on some public trains, usually first class mind you. This government loves going back in time, maybe we should bring back the “bloody tower” as a reminder to them how things in royal circles did not always go so smoothly to plan and how insecure their selfless undying love for monarchy and the elite oligarchy really are!

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  Ken covack

I remember a time before the great plague when people were allowed to fly in aeroplanes, the chairs in those flying machines had antimacassars and you could sit next to your wife (or servant) too.

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Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago

I knew what antimacassars are but have no idea what macassar is or why chairs need antimacassars.

Catherine Shipp
Catherine Shipp
3 months ago
Reply to  Bruce

I think It was a hair product like an old fashioned version of gel. So antimacassars were to protect the chair fabric from the oily/greasy product.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
3 months ago

Macassar Oil, usually coconut or palm oil nominally from the port of Makassar, Indonesia. Think silent films and greased down hair, twirled moustachios and “Mwaaaahahaha”.

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  Bruce

It was a grease that gentlemen used to put on their hair to save washing it, and deter head lice I suppose. Many young people these days use something called hair gel I’m told, whenever I see it think of head lice.

Colin Ball
Colin Ball
3 months ago
Reply to  Bruce

An oil used on the hair ( by men ) as a styling aid later overtaken by Brylcreem ( or a bit of lard if you were poor !

Beachcomber
Beachcomber
3 months ago

I long for the day oil of macassar becomes fashionable again, as I long for the day to have hair to put it on.

Gaynor
Gaynor
3 months ago

Don’t knock antimacassars, more useful than the Royals

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  Gaynor

Yep, never seen a member of the Royal Family helping keep furniture clean.

defaid
defaid
3 months ago

I once knew a Scot called Hector MacAsser.

Chris
Chris
3 months ago
Reply to  defaid

I wonder what he called his uncle’s wife

Marion
3 months ago

The woman is an idiot. Many of us love our country but are not fans of the unelected Windsors.

Quornby
Quornby
3 months ago

Rise again Oliver all is forgiven.

Charles Evans
Charles Evans
3 months ago
Reply to  Quornby

Not sure many Irish would agree

Quornby
Quornby
3 months ago
Reply to  Charles Evans

I know Charles, just a point about us not all being monarchists.

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  Charles Evans

Abolished a monarchy and started the long march to democracy but all he is remembered for these days is raising a couple of small Irish towns and cancelling Christmas, there is no pleasing some people.

j humphrys
j humphrys
3 months ago

Turned England from merry to miserable…………didn’t they dig him up later on? They hated him alive , and even dead!

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  j humphrys

The story of Oliver’s head reads like a script for Monty Python, I vaguely recall at one point it was mechanised and used to tell people’s fortunes. The last I heard is that whatever remains is buried in the garden of a Cambridge University college, probably with his warts.

Huw Davies
Huw Davies
3 months ago

Guilty. I was about to say he was the original Grinch!

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
3 months ago
Reply to  Quornby

It does make you wonder whether the Parliamentarians, in fighting to establish a republic, were more progressive in 1640 than we are now.

Aurelio Horta
Aurelio Horta
3 months ago
Reply to  Quornby

Come back Guy, we need you….

j humphrys
j humphrys
3 months ago
Reply to  Quornby

You are aware, are you not, that your Oliver sold Welsh royalist prisoners to plantation owners. Same happened to the Scots.

Richard
Richard
3 months ago

Got loads already – pouchy and grouchy and mostly in the paper recycling.

Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams
3 months ago

I’d be willing to do this, one photo on each sheet of my toilet paper

hdavies15
hdavies15
3 months ago

Nice that M.P’s in the rich belt of S.E England have nothing more to think about. I thought she was giving priority to care of the elderly in a recent speech but obviously I misheard she only cares about the old lady at Buck House.

Ieuan Evans
Ieuan Evans
3 months ago

The world is going mad.

Lorren Pickering
3 months ago

not in wales you bloody wont!! shes not going on my wall full stop!! not my queen not my goverment!! independant wales NOW!!!!

Len
Len
3 months ago

This has Inspired me to Join Republic.

Whispering Ned
Whispering Ned
3 months ago

Strongly reminiscent of North Korea, Stalin’s USSR or even (apologies to Godwin here), Hitler’s Germany. Ought to win some sort of prize for the most crassly idiotic idea in today’s news. Fortunately by tomorrow the idea will have sunk without trace. If anyone (in a school or office or other organisation) is forced to do this, how about flanking the portrait with Owain Glyndwr on one side and Nye Bevan on the other?

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
3 months ago
Reply to  Whispering Ned

Don’t dismiss this idea as “idiotic”. Every authoritarian state starts somewhere..

Steve
Steve
3 months ago
Reply to  Whispering Ned

“for anyone who wished one”

Alan Reilly
Alan Reilly
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve

If only there was something whereby you could get hold and produce hard copies of pictures by clicking buttons whilst in the comfort of your own home. Quick, someone invent something like that! You’d make a packet!

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
3 months ago

Not on my wall.

Lord Gnome
Lord Gnome
3 months ago

Your OBN is in the mail Joy

Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago

Since they are so keen to bring us back to the 1950s perhaps British Airways can bring back the De Haviland Comet.

Having said that I’ll accept a portrait so long as it’s on a £50 note.

Alan Reilly
Alan Reilly
3 months ago

The Windsors were very fond of old Adolf, now they’re aping him by having their picture on everybody’s wall lol.

hdavies15
hdavies15
3 months ago
Reply to  Alan Reilly

I don’t think this is down to the Windsors. More a case of a desperate bunch of fantasists working for Boris and his clique who just can’t understand why the other 3 nations of the UK/GB are getting cheesed off with the Anglocentric mindset and behaviours. Windsors will be willing pawns because royalty has long since learned that one doesn’t bite the hand that pays out the loot annually !

Alan Reilly
Alan Reilly
3 months ago
Reply to  hdavies15

The Windsors are a family of parasites. And despite what many believe, they actually despise the people they rule over.

In any case, it doesn’t alter the fact, that as a family, they were very fond of Hitler.

hdavies15
hdavies15
3 months ago
Reply to  Alan Reilly

So was Lloyd George ! Part of the problem with out and out bad guys is that in a one to one situation they can turn on the charm. Psychopaths ? Narcissists ? or however they are classed it is a fact that too many people buy their fake narrative too easily.

Alan Reilly
Alan Reilly
3 months ago
Reply to  hdavies15

Oh it wasn’t Adolf’s charisma that the Windsors were so fond of…

Steve
Steve
3 months ago
Reply to  Alan Reilly

seriously? you think Liz fought for the Nazis?

Alan Reilly
Alan Reilly
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve

If you can point to where I said Elizabeth Windsor fought for the Nazis, I’d be very interested.

However, you can’t be all that well versed on the Windsor family during WW2 if you think they didn’t have a soft spot for Hitler.

In any case, whether they “fought” for the German Nazis led by the actual Hitler or for the Brit version led by his Anglo equivalent, your point is moot. I say “fought” in inverted commas because despite the yarn royalists like yourself have swallowed, the Windsors ain’t known for being from fighting stock lol.

Mick Tems
Mick Tems
3 months ago

¡no pasarán!

Will Jones
Will Jones
3 months ago

I don’t need one. I already have a perfectly serviceable dartboard.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
3 months ago

Does the picture have to be 70 years old like hers and what happens if I turn it to face the wall?

j humphrys
j humphrys
3 months ago

My Mom already has one in the hall, in delicate pink chiffon and winning smile. I put it up for her. She was in the Land Army ww2, while my father was in Royal Welch Fusiliers then transferred to Recconnaisance, where survival rate was very low. His brother died in a Japanese concentration camp and buried in Indonesia. QE2, I think, was in motorpool work. I think she has been terrific, as most of the War generation have. But after she dies it will signal a new world. A world I hope will mean our survival in Cymru. But we… Read more »

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Alan Reilly
Alan Reilly
3 months ago
Reply to  j humphrys

So you buy into the myth that the Brits won the war lol?

Approximately 75% of all German military casualties in World War Two were the direct result of Soviet action and approximately 95% of all the total casualties of the USSR, USA and Britlandia were Soviets.

The revisionism surrounding WW2 is one of the most worrying aspects of Brit and American history and revisionist narrative has been used ever since to gloss over their own atrocities.

j humphrys
j humphrys
3 months ago
Reply to  Alan Reilly

Where did I say such a thing?

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  j humphrys

Yup, “the winds of change are blowing”, and that invariably means rain in Wales.

arthur owen
3 months ago

Can’t ‘ed.’step in to finish this ‘ discussion’.On the other hand he started it.

Scot Srat
Scot Srat
3 months ago

Quite simply just GTF

Nick Headland
Nick Headland
3 months ago

Why not feed kids in poverty instead?

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick Headland

Well said.

Charles Evans
Charles Evans
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick Headland

Exactly.

Mark
Mark
3 months ago

Have the tories got a special department, specialising in coming up with stupid ideas, or is it just the party in general?

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago

My great grandmother had a picture of William Gladstone above her bed, does that count?

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago

Ms Morrissey has got lovely teeth, nice white and even, must have cost a fortune.

defaid
defaid
3 months ago

Ym mhob ty?

Ar gefn drws y ty bach…

brian
brian
3 months ago

Ha ha ha, not in my home that’s for sure. This isn’t N Korea.

Steve
Steve
3 months ago
Reply to  brian

where does it say you’re being forced?

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve

But government buildings in Wales are being forced to fly the Union Flag next to and higher than the Yn Ddraig Goch.

John Sanders
John Sanders
3 months ago

I think this is a brilliant idea, with the following provisos;

1) The portrait can be of ‘a’ queen (such as drag) rather than ‘the’ queen.

2) portraits by artists under the age of 4 are preferred

or

3) portraits in the Russian Constuctivist or the Minmalist style of Kasimir Malevich are also preferred

4) as artists, we get to draw our own – we can’t put up with other people’s images in our houses.

Seems reasonable?

j humphrys
j humphrys
3 months ago
Reply to  John Sanders

At least they are easy enough for this lot to paint,lol!

Morris Dean
Morris Dean
3 months ago

One of those articles where the comments are delightfully entertaining and take more time to read than the article.

Plus you can learn all about antimacassars.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
3 months ago

Are the Tories deliberately peddling bulls**t so we get independence quicker?? The amount of crap they’ve come up with recently, tunnels, anthems, flags, none of it shows us the benefits of being in the Union. It all just smacks of desperation.

j humphrys
j humphrys
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve Duggan

While the loonie left is blathering away on this tiny site, Brit Navy busy being pesky nuisance in the Black Sea, thus not only annoying the Russians, but the US, Germany and France. Thus, might I suggest distraction exercises? Could be on many fronts.

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Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  j humphrys

It’s The Royal Navy never the “Brit Navy”. I’m not too sure what the Crimean sail-by was supposed to achieve, the type 45 is a pretty awesome class of ship perhaps it was a cheap way of testing the radars.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
3 months ago
Reply to  j humphrys

I’m no leftie – but why does every bit of Tory bashing have to be from a leftie? We all need to question this atrocious UK government.

John Sanders
John Sanders
3 months ago

… or a picture of Queen. If I could find the image ‘Brian May – My Nits Hell’ from Viz I would put that up instead.

Dewi Davies
Dewi Davies
3 months ago

I think it’s a great idea personally. I’m going to contact Paul Ogrady and ask for a signed photo of Lily Savage. Best queen I know.

john
john
3 months ago

I lean conservative but with? Queen Zedong the 2nd…

taff
taff
3 months ago

Yes, every home should have portraits of the queen, the government could promote this by giving every one five portraits per week on a £20 note

Huw Davies
Huw Davies
3 months ago

I’ve been trying to find my cd of Geraint Lovgreen singing Entrepeneur. It contains the wonderful line ‘medrwn agor Swyddfa Bost leol yn Ffos-y-ffin, ond faswn i ddim eisio treulio ‘nyddiau’n llyfu pen ol y queen’. (I had relatives there and as most people have never heard of it, hearing Ffos-y-ffin immortalised in such a way was a bit special)
llyfu=lick pen ol=backside is all you need to know to guess the rest!

Erisian
Erisian
3 months ago

I think Elisabeth II has done a horrible job decently throughout her life and I thank her for it.
However, the Monarchy is nothing but a slightly ridiculous, but acceptable, alternative to the horror of an elected and potentially politicized head of state.
The idea that we should be encouraged to join a personality cult is just silly and like most ideas fron members of the Conservative and Unionist Party outstandingly anachronistic.

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
3 months ago

FTQ

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