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.
13 February 2013 05:37 PM
Trusting businesses to do the right thing is naive. From banking to the meat industry, without strong regulation, it's inevitably the consumer who loses out
01 February 2013 12:00 AM
The deceit about paying down the national debt will have been in the script for days if not weeks
George Entwistle and Sir Jeremy Heywood demonstrate the dangers of narrow professional experience in our highest public servants
21 January 2013 07:58 PM
The French call it déformation professionnelle - but these blinkered men of the machine are not an exclusively Gallic phenomenon
15 January 2013 05:22 PM
The cost, which could rise above £300m, should come out of the bankers' bonus pool
13 December 2012 07:15 PM
Across the world, groups with common interests are failing to put aside their differences in pursuit of the common good. When will they just get on with it?
05 December 2012 07:26 PM
The Chancellor had no choice but to press on, or risk loosing face. Lucky for him, our triple A rating is safe – at least for the time being
Restrain the press or free it? As Leveson publishes his report, there is a middle way: a privacy law with a public interest built into it
28 November 2012 06:59 PM
The founder of The Independent on what regulation of the press should look like
Petraeus, the CIA, Barclays, the BBC... something is rotten in the state of our institutions. But what?
14 November 2012 06:11 PM
A series of scandals have afflicted institutions in many different sectors. Is it a series of particularities - or a general problem that is a product of the age in which we live?
06 November 2012 06:56 PM
The new exhibition at the National Gallery asks - and answers - an intriguing question: can photography ever compete with the Old Masters?
29 October 2012 03:07 PM
Most people agree that we have a major problem with congestion. But is inserting a new class distinction into Britain's roads likely to solve the problem? Probably not
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’