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.
12 November 2014 06:00 PM
As voter turnouts decline, so does the legitimacy of any new government
05 November 2014 06:40 PM
The Home Secretary has demonstrated a very rare quality among Conservative ministers – empathy and bipartisanship
30 October 2014 06:27 PM
From refusing to help save drowning migrants to introducing harsh new rules for disability benefits, the Tories have gone too far
15 October 2014 06:43 PM
For the first time in its history, the Church is starting to slightly relax its attitude to homosexuality
09 October 2014 12:03 PM
What might a build-your-own home movement eventually do to the building industry?
01 October 2014 07:00 PM
This week the Tories have proven once again that they are completely lacking in compassion
24 September 2014 06:26 PM
I've heard of few financial announcements that have astonished me on this scale
24 September 2014 06:20 PM
The moral argument does not trump all other considerations
17 September 2014 07:39 PM
If Scotland votes yes, it would be one of the UK's greatest shows of political engagement
11 September 2014 06:19 PM
As long as the right lessons are learnt
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
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