In the 1980s, the satirical magazine Private Eye nicknamed the police operation set up to track down individuals involved in the Brixton riots “Operation Wogsmasher”.
What nickname should we give “Operation Malone”, the police initiative now underway to track down and arrest “troublemakers” on the recent student demonstrations? “Operation Teen-Snatcher”, perhaps?
Already, Edward Woollard has been handed a jail sentence of 32 months for dropping a fire extinguisher from the roof of Millbank Tower.
Woollard, who is 18 and who has no previous history of law-breaking whatsoever, has been given a