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Media: Talk of the Trade: Regrets? Kelvin has a few

THE Sun's front-page statement of regret (not strictly an apology) that it had broken the embargo on the Queen's Christmas speech places another question mark over the future of its editor, Kelvin MacKenzie, who was instructed to climb down by his proprietor, Rupert Murdoch. Mr MacKenzie's departure has been predicted regularly during his 11 years as editor, and one day the predictions will prove true. When he does go, though, it will not be because of one final lapse of taste but because the paper's circulation needs reviving. With a year-on-year fall of 3.3 per cent for the last six months of 1992, it has failed to exploit the decline of the Daily Mirror.