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.
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
If the City of London loses the trust of the people it serves, whether home or abroad, it's finished
25 October 2012 06:14 PM
Even a brief survey of history shows the extent to which Britain has been a financial titan. But a series of scandals has laid the City low. Can it recover?
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
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 1 Salisbury ranked seventh-best city in the world to visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015
- 2 Disney announces new female-led film Moana
- 3 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters