By Boris Sedacca

I read a lovely story in yesterday’s Guardian about the press saying they rejected the "stitch-up" put together by the three political parties to regulate the press. Now the press gang is applying for a Royal Charter instead. My journalistic instinct convinces me to predict a right Royal bun fight. 

Of course, this has all come about as a result of the excesses at Murdoch’s News of the World. One month ago, I talked about how Murdoch’s poodlesretaliated to BBC coverage about Geoff Webster, The Sun’s deputy editor being charged with allegedly authorising two payments to public officials for information.

Now a couple of days ago, the BBC ran a story about police collective 'amnesia' over the Milly Dowler phone hack claims. Surrey Police's handling of the Milly Dowler murder inquiry was criticised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for failing to check claims the schoolgirl's voicemail was hacked.

This comes in the wake of the IPCC report earlier this week, whose investigation found that there was knowledge of the allegation in 2002 at all levels Surrey Police’s investigation into the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler. Regrettably, no action was taken despite an indication that a crime had potentially been committed.

So here’s a poser for our readers out there: who do you think will win; the press gang or Cameron? Please get in touch.

Media Moves
This week in FeaturesExec media moves, Event has appointed Georgia Cotton as reporter and Samantha Edwards as news editor. Talking of events, this is something that we at Stone Junction can organise effectively and at a surprisingly low cost.

Last year we organised the high profile press event for the GAMBICA Automated Britain conference at The Commonwealth Club in London. This year we have a press conference coming up at the IET Savoy Place. So if you want to shout about your company’s success, why not get in touch with us?

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