Moore started as one of the late Peter Utley's leader-writing protegees on the Daily Telegraph, then became deputy editor of the Spectator under Alexander Chancellor. When Chancellor was sacked, he encouraged Moore to take his seat. From there Moore returned to the Daily Telegraph as deputy editor. He did not quite fit in with the politics of the editor, Max Hastings: Moore is loyal to Baroness Thatcher and opposed to Maastricht. He says changes to the Sunday paper will be 'evolutionary, not revolutionary'.
FEW CAN have been surprised at Charles Moore becoming editor of the Sunday Telegraph at the age of 37. Trevor Grove, the previous editor, takes over Moore's job as deputy editor of the daily.