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.
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?
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
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more