Letter : Geldof heading for second halo

Sir: All Bob Geldof has to do to bring "the rights of wronged fathers to public attention" ("Geldof becomes fathers' champion", 30 September) is to keep on telling the world how much he loves his children, regardless of how much time he has managed to spend with them. A second halo, the one so commonly awarded to Good Fathers, will duly be conferred upon Saint Bob.

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PETER VICTOR

Dear Paula Yates

Your three children labour under bizarre names: how about playing it straight with number four?

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