25 DECEMBER 1964, Page 14


SIR,—It was unnecessary and unfair of Alfred Sherman to sneer at Pat Arrowsmith for offering to go to the Pacific to be blown u'p by the British H-bomb and then going to Ireland to avoid being blown up by the Russian one. He doesn't know her, and we do, and we know that her apparent in- consistency is easily explained by her genuine belief —which is shared by many other people in the uni- lateralist movement—that the Bomb really will be used if it isn't 'banned' first. It was therefore quite sensible for her to do everything she could to stop the testing of the British H-bomb in 1957, and to get as far away as she could from the target of the Russian one in 1962.