Mr Radcliffe was a 17-year old BBC messenger boy when the Germans bombed Broadcasting House, killing seven young ladies in the music library. “I was there when they brought the bodies out and that was what made me decide to join up.” The past is another country, wrote L P Hartley. For Mr Radcliffe, today’s Britain is a foreign land.
One reason to suspect Muslims?
They also targeted the Animals of War Memorial. Given their famous sentimentality towards animals, I can less easily imagine “white” Brits defacing that.