Charles Moore is an English journalist and a former editor of The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator. He still writes for the first and last of these publications. The Telegraph titles were quality titles under his stewardship. Sadly, no longer, although there are signs of improvement, as we saw with recent pieces by Dan Bell and Glen Poole.
He is also the author of the official biographies of Mrs Thatcher, the second of a series of three was published recently. Both are extremely well-written, and show Mrs Thatcher to be a far more sympathetic character than she was portrayed by herself and others. ‘The Iron Lady’ was a deeply human woman.
I recently took out a subscription for The Spectator, the only magazine of its type for whch I have any time. Today I received a letter with a link to the latest online edition, and the first article I opened was Charles Moore’s column. I’ve left a comment which will hopefully not be removed, but in case it is, I’ll leave it here for posterity, it takes up the remainder of this blog piece. I invite you to leave your own comments on The Spectator page.