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Sir: To rid a cat of fleas (letter, 26 August): groom with a human nit-comb and out comes the flea; pop it into a glass of water containing washing-up liquid. The flea sinks and drowns.

E KENDALL

Emsworth, Hampshire

Sir: Bravo, Ken Livingstone (Comment, 26 August). "Political correctness" is indeed one of the most insidious phrases. "Politically incorrect", ostensibly synonymous with originality and irreverence, is in fact a euphemism for "racist", "misogynist" or "homophobic".

ANTHONY HASSELDINE

London SE22

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