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.
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?
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.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
- 1 'Not suppost to cry': 9-year-old lists the worst things about being a boy
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'