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.
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
17 December 2014 08:00 PM
There is a political virtue we have practised – patience in the face of adversity
10 December 2014 06:02 PM
His neglect of his duties has contributed to a scandal
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
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors: 'I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK'
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers