THE student behind the vote to remove the Queen’s portrait from an Oxford college is the son of an American millionaire lawyer.
AI computer whizz Matthew Katzman, 25 — in Oxford to do research for Google — tabled the motion to get rid of the image.
The 1952 print is now stashed in a cupboard at Magdalen College.
Boris Johnson last night backed Education Secretary Gavin Williamson — who called the move “absurd”.
Woke warrior Katzman was brought up in a £3million mansion in Washington, DC, and attended elite £34,000-a-year Quaker Sidwell Friends School.
Previous students include Malia and Sasha Obama and US President Joe Biden’s grandchildren.
Katzman told Magdalen’s MCR committee of graduate students: “The Queen represents an institution responsible for much of colonialism throughout history.”
The portrait was hanging in a common room in Oxford’s Magdalen college[/caption]
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But an ex-student said: “When did it become such a problem for Oxford to be British?
“Surely these people knew where it was before they moved here?”
University Chancellor Lord Patten said: “Freedom of speech allows even intelligent people to be obnoxiously ignorant.”