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.
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
The Anglican and Catholic Churches have finally realised they must change to survive. But is it too late?
19 December 2013 06:42 PM
The problem is not adults leaving the church: it is their children never going at all
12 December 2013 06:38 PM
Unfortunately, there is no end in sight. New digital technologies will make it worse
How the Leveson Report stopped the press in its tracks: One year on, the forensic cataloguing of media bullying retains its power to shock
28 November 2013 08:00 PM
It's a year since Lord Justice Leveson delivered his verdict on British newspapers. The implications are still sinking in, says Andreas Whittam Smith
21 November 2013 06:37 PM
Unless we make a mighty fuss, the establishment will fold its arms and do nothing
14 November 2013 05:17 PM
Freud saw culture as a veneer through which destructive forces could break
06 November 2013 06:02 PM
These are the three questions IDS should currently be asking
23 October 2013 02:17 AM
At the same time as HMRC complains about avoidance, it is creating fresh loopholes
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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- 3 Father of 12 accused of raping, beating, starving and abusing his own children in US 'cult'
- 4 Britain's Got Talent 2015: Jamie Raven divides Twitter as fans expose mind-boggling magic trick
- 5 Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: not a Mexican demon being summoned — it's gravity