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.
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
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
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 5 Game of Thrones is most-pirated TV show of 2014