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.
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
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?
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Yorkshire man to win £10,000 off a £1 bet placed six years ago if Dan Jarvis becomes Labour Party leader
- 3 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 4 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 5 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew