MSP jailed after nuclear protest http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4191815.stm Scottish Socialist MSP Carolyn Leckie has been jailed for refusing to pay a fine following an anti-nuclear protest. Ms Leckie appeared at East Kilbride District Court on Thursday for non-payment of a Â£100 fine. She was arrested during a demonstration at Faslane naval base in August 2004 and unsuccessfully appealed a breach of the peace conviction. The MSP was jailed for seven days but it emerged that she would spend one night in prison. This makes a mockery of our justice system and the alledgely high moral standards of politicians. I personally think that anyone with a criminal record should be prevented from being an MP (or MSP) as they are meant to be an upstanding member of the community who represents their local community and should set a good example. I understand that she has her views on nukes etc etc, but being in the position she is, she should have (legally) made her views in the parliment rather than chain herself (illegaly) to the fences at the submarine base and cause a breach of the peace/disruption to the running of our national defence network. Scum of the highest order!