When I saw that Boris had found no pictures of Her Majesty displayed at City Hall over on Conservative Home's ToryDiary, I was reminded of the situation when the Conservatives took power in Canada in 2006. When we arrived in the Prime Minister's Office there was not one single picture of the Queen anywhere. Not one.
When we asked to get a few for prominent display we were met with incredulous looks and weeks of stonewalling from civil servants. It tooks dozens of requests for a few pictures of her Majesty to be installed in our offices, frankly we had an easier time passing our first budget. The left has a deep seated antipathy to our Head of State and we have a duty to emphasise the royal family as a vital, modern and relevant part of our government.