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.
01 May 2013 06:31 PM
My income has always been fully declared, but now the perks are about to come my way, I'm expected to renounce them?
25 April 2013 12:00 AM
If ever George Osborne wanted an excuse to embrace Plan B this is the moment
17 April 2013 05:56 PM
This ancient institution has been remarkably vigorous in recent months and it's striking what backbenchers and ordinary members of the House of Lords can do
09 April 2013 12:00 AM
Few British prime ministers have given their name to a political philosophy
27 March 2013 06:37 PM
The scale of the task in changing the culture on wards explains the fervour of this document
20 March 2013 06:38 PM
While the rich will benefit from the cut in tax, they will find it harder to evade the tax that is due
13 March 2013 05:02 PM
The French President appears too relaxed, while our PM has the opposite problem
Beppe Grillo's success in the Italian election is a victory for clean hands. We should learn from it
28 February 2013 04:32 PM
A population fed up with corrupt and self-serving politics produced this astonishing result, and the parallels with our national situation are clear
First the Pope resigns, and now Cardinal Keith O'Brien too - The Catholic Church's leadership has been tarnished as never before in its history
27 February 2013 05:08 PM
A memo to the Vatican: if you may resign, you may also be forced to go.
21 February 2013 06:26 PM
Government ministers are riding roughshod over the civil service, and that leads to government by cock-up and a loss of morale in Whitehall
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
- 1 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 2 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 3 Fight Club 2: Chuck Palahniuk sequel is a 'meta-fictional comment on the cultural response to the original'
- 4 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 5 Israel-Gaza conflict: Deadly flechette shells 'used by Israeli military in Gaza Strip’