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Sir: Now that we have debate over the safety of mobile phones, though the evidence is inconclusive, I trust that, as with GM foods, shops will be withdrawing them from sale. After all, it would seem that consumers are unable to make their own decisions.

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Sir: Now here's a paradox. On International Women's Day (8 March), The Independent publishes a book review about the 18th-century writer Charlotte Smith. Why is the piece dominated by a picture of William Wordsworth, who is barely mentioned in the article? And why his picture is about 15 times as large as the tiny portrait of Charlotte Smith?

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