Andreas Whittam Smith
Andreas Whittam Smith was a financial journalist until 1985 when he led the team that founded The Independent. The paper’s first editor (1986-1994), he has subsequently been the president of the British Board of Film Classification (1998-2002) and chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Service (1998-2003). He is currently First Church Estates Commissioner responsible for £5bn of the Church's investments, and chairman of the Children's Mutual.
29 April 2015 05:39 PM
The objective is to regulate a market that has become a nightmare for millions
23 April 2015 09:52 AM
Unfortunately, traffickers don’t live round the corner from Downing Street
15 April 2015 06:04 PM
The Clydesdale Bank is being fined £20.7m for the serious failings in its handling of complaints about its mis-selling of payment protection insurance
26 March 2015 11:35 AM
The journalists who were charged and acquitted were part of a culture where any story could be bought, but they didn’t invent it
18 March 2015 05:10 PM
When it comes to the 2017 election I hope the French take fright again
What do the charges Peter Oborne levels against the Telegraph tell us about the economics of newspapers?
18 February 2015 06:51 PM
At some publications, content is not always immune from commercial pressures
Isis video: Publishing these images would not just be shocking, but a breach of moral responsibility
04 February 2015 04:54 PM
How Isis’s atrocities pose a dilemma for Western media
28 January 2015 06:44 PM
Inequality is the story to tell, and it can win Labour the election
21 January 2015 05:30 PM
Those affected by the Iraq war want a reckoning
14 January 2015 06:25 PM
Just look at how one periodical described the country’s first Jewish prime minister
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
In defence of liberal democracy
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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