Anti-nuclear hero

Tommy Sheridan's "cheap" publicity ("Waging war on wee Ally McBeals", 29 January) is precious to the anti-nuclear movement. This year, the number of MSPs who have promised to join the Faslane blockade on 12 February has risen to four. Sheridan has the capacity to see politics as being to do both with getting stairwells cleaned and cleaning up Britain from its illegal and immoral position of maintaining the threat of using nuclear weapons. No wonder support for the Scottish Socialist Party is growing. It makes a lot of sense.

Helene Witcher
Bridge of Allan, Falkirk

This article first appeared in the 12 February 2001 issue of the New Statesman, Exclusive: how Labour could lose