The conviction that the Government has fortune as well as the opinion polls on its side can only be reinforced by the sight of the remaining members of the loyalist Conservative press tearing each other apart over media treatment of Diana, Princess of Wales. The main protagonists' pleasing variety of academic experience makes them alumni to be proud of nos 135 to 137.
Charles Moore, as one might expect of a scion of the Spectator elevated to the editorship of the Daily Telegraph, followed school days at Eton with a history degree from Trinity College, Cambridge. The voice of middle England, Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre, studied English at Leeds. And, talking of English, Sir David of that ilk, Dacre's boss and a member of the Press Complaints Commission, typifies an earlier generation of journos by not having been to university at all.