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The Weasel (Up & Down Canary Wharf, 18 February) may find Bob Geldof's congratulatory note to the News of the World sick-making, but I just think it's sensible tactics from a pair of very, very media-conscious celebrities. They've been around, they know what's good for them, both now and in the future. Suck up to the swine and there's a good chance they'll only ruffle your hair rather than rough you up. And, to be entirely cynical, Bob Geldof's career is in such disarray that he needs even a prurient Murdoch organ on his side, rather than on that of the abandoned Helena Christiansen.

pippa williams

Totnes, Devon