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.
08 May 2013 07:30 PM
These price movements represent the considered opinion of thousands of professionals
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.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
- 1 Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
- 2 Oil tanker with $100 million cargo goes missing off Texas coast
- 3 George Galloway left with severe bruising after attack in Notting Hill by man 'shouting about the Holocaust'
- 4 Lady al-Qa’ida: On the trail of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the world’s most wanted prisoner
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
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