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
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
- 1 'Not suppost to cry': 9-year-old lists the worst things about being a boy
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'