While I agree with Anne Lee (M Star January 19) that Margaret Thatcher set out to destroy the progressive movement in Britain, I am not sure what conclusions she draws about Thatcher's legacy.
I think it is true that there was a tough fightback from the left everywhere but I think also many defeats and legacies that continue to paralyse the progressive movement today.
Thatcher particularly hated Scotland for its refusal to vote for her party and for its resistance to her destruction of industries and the communities that supported and worked in them.
Thatcher's legacy has continued because little effort was made by the Blair government to reverse her policies on anti-trade union laws or begin to revitalise the vibrant communities whose destruction led to poverty, drugs and ill health.
The biggest tragedy has been that the dedication of the Greenham Common women was not built upon by the Labour government which could have begun the process to remove Trident.
Trident is situated in the beautiful Firth of Clyde, just 20 or so miles from Scotland's biggest city Glasgow and has the capacity to obliterate the population of central Scotland. Perhaps Tony Blair wasn't that keen on us either.
The independence campaign has breathed new life into Scottish politics. It would be wonderful to share its optimism with English, Welsh and Northern Irish comrades and to have their support because we believe a fairer, independent Scotland would be a beacon and a helpmate for friends and neighbours everywhere.
Last Wednesday evening the Yes Glasgow Campaign was launched at a meeting attended by around 700 people. This is happening all over Scotland - a Yes campaign in every one of Scotland's 32 counties.
It's about time the Morning Star invited campaign leader Blair Jenkins for an article.