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Is it time for a spot of musical chairs at the Sun?

When Tony Gallagher left the Daily Mail to become editor-in-chief of the Sun in September, the appointment took many by surprise. On top of Gallagher previously denying the rumours, many thought that the paper’s showbiz supremo Gordon Smart would be handed the reins.

Gallagher’s appointment was seen as Rupert Murdoch’s way of ‘sticking two fingers up to the establishment’ thanks to his focus on breaking political stories rather than brown-nosing politicians.

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