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.
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
So you thought the economic recovery was under way? Well, I’ve got a word of warning for you – deflation
06 February 2014 06:01 PM
As prices keep falling, so customers think about waiting before buying
30 January 2014 06:34 PM
Three Independent letter writers covered the issue superbly
30 January 2014 06:28 PM
Britons are joining in a foreign war just as they did 80 years ago
23 January 2014 06:04 PM
I would like to see this project follow the French example, but go much further with it
The plight of Syria's refugees transcends party politics. What’s worrying is that Nigel Farage realised that before our Prime Minister
23 January 2014 05:52 PM
Mr Cameron, unlike Ukip's leader, is a prisoner of strict party discipline
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
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