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 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
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
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 3 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 4 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
- 5 Man hospitalised with pneumonia after downing eggnog at office Christmas party