Andreas Whittam Smith
Andreas Whittam Smith, CBE, 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. He continues to write for all Independent titles.
20 May 2015 07:15 PM
In outsourcing public services, Tories don't realise that private enterprise can be just as chaotic and disorganised
14 May 2015 06:12 PM
Some people think it will take it 10 years for the party to recover, which is plenty of time for a new progressive party to emerge
06 May 2015 05:44 PM
So how will I vote this year? My mind is not yet made up
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
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
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- 2 Game of Thrones season 6: Jon Snow theorists believe Ned Stark's son may have a twin sister
- 3 Artist takes LSD, draws herself over different stages of the 9-hour trip to show its effects
- 4 iPhone 6s camera: features to include 4K video camera and flash for selfies
- 5 A pint of water every day is the key to losing weight, scientists say