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.
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?
24 October 2012 10:58 AM
The nascent political movement started by the founder of The Independent has held a series of public meetings and is now debating its core values
The Beatles, protests with purpose, and optimism: why the Sixties were nothing short of a Golden Age
11 October 2012 06:13 PM
A confluence of economic and cultural wealth with political passion made the sainted decade a blessing for all those lucky enough to go through it
09 October 2012 09:47 AM
A month ago, the founder of The Independent launched a new political movement. Today he announces his first parliamentary candidate
04 October 2012 04:19 PM
Institutional failures of competence and management led to a botched use of public money and show the terrible lack of experience among our political class
03 October 2012 06:40 PM
Did the Corporation fail to act when given incriminating evidence? Was it culpably silent? The Chairman of the corporation has no choice but to order an investigation
26 September 2012 06:31 PM
If you go around printing people's informal remarks, pretty soon you'll find your social circle confined to the newsroom
20 September 2012 11:48 AM
Over a fortnight ago, the founder of The Independent and a team of interns set up a new political movement. This video explains what it is and where it's going.
19 September 2012 05:56 PM
If Britain was ever an uncorrupt society, those days are long passed. MPs and police officers work in small, closed societies where bad practices easily flourish
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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