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.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 2 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27