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.
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
13 September 2012 06:21 PM
Nothing would do more to restore the relationship between financial institutions and their customers than sustained, personal contact at the point of sale
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
- 1 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 2 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 3 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 4 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream