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.
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
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
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming street artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 4 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 5 The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'