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.
09 April 2014 05:21 PM
It’s a realistic prospect, and now brilliant young diplomat Iain Mansfield has come up with the answer
It’s time we realised that GDP growth isn’t everything, and that happiness – or the lack of it – also has an economic cost
02 April 2014 05:08 PM
Since the 1990s, Britain has had one of the world’s most skewed income distributions
Reverend Paul Flowers has revealed himself for what he is: the consummate fantasist, blaming everyone except himself
27 March 2014 05:38 PM
Nobody goes forward for a job without considering his or her own suitability
Pensioners will have the freedom to spend their savings as they wish – but where will this ‘free, impartial’ advice come from?
21 March 2014 01:00 AM
The Treasury must have remembered the mis-selling scandals of the mid-1990s
The row over Prince Charles’ letters is not just legal argument vs public interest. There are real constitutional implications
13 March 2014 06:21 PM
By convention, the monarch has the right to be consulted, to advise and to warn
While politicians bicker over self-serving definitions of poverty, a simple measure of ‘need’ is being overlooked
27 February 2014 06:34 PM
The obvious place to start is with the consumption of food
20 February 2014 05:57 PM
It will be a long haul. Wage rises will go on lagging behind price rises
No government can serve its citizens properly while outsourcing on the scale that this one does. It’s time the practice stopped
20 February 2014 05:51 PM
For too long, the political parties have believed that public service is bad
13 February 2014 05:15 PM
Alex Salmond could do worse than look to Ireland in the 1920s
06 February 2014 06:15 PM
This was a moment that demonstrated in vivid detail why the Conservative Party has trouble attracting women voters
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming street artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 4 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 5 The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'