Roy Greenslade, Brighton
lI WAS curious to read that Peter Bamford, the managing director of WH Smith, wants his customers to be informed and tempted ("Smith's torture on the rack", 3 December). That will be why my local branch has started putting CDs in unopenable cases so the full track listings remain a mystery and also why, I am told, it is considering plastic wrapping for books.
Northallerton, N Yorks
lREGARDING your article, "Red Cross fights 'new barbarism' " (3 December), I would like to point out that, to my humble knowledge, Cornelio Sommaruga was never Swiss economics minister.
Thomas Stadler, London SW7
lWHETHER it was deliberate or a Freudian slip, Alan Watkins's use of "bankbenchers" to describe Tory MPs (3 December) could give us a deserved addition to the political vocabulary.
Paul Hibbert, LeedsReuse content