I did read something about her being a Conservative and wonder if anyone has any thoughts on this article.
Basically it is saying that she 'expressed reservations last month, saying that as a lifelong Conservative she would not choose to put a picture of Tony Blair on her wall'.
However the article also points out that the painint is among a number on loan from the National Portrait Gallery including a portrait of Tory peer Baroness James of Holland Park who said 'I took it for granted that it was the painter who was being honoured not myself'. She further stated that 'Displays at No 10 go beyond politics' noting that she is a Conersvative peer 'chosen because my books are read internationally'.
The Director of the National Portrait Gallery stated that 'Ms Bussel had raised no objection in the summer when the gallery notified her of the No 10 display'.
Because Ms Bussell's 'few words' have caused such embarrassement the Prime Minister is chaning the way pictures are chosen. (Tom Baldwin writes) Will this mean No 10 will only display art by Labour supporters? That would be a great pity don't you think?