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.
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
12 September 2012 05:22 PM
How the findings of a leading American political pollster support the goals of 'Democracy 2015'
11 September 2012 11:25 AM
An air of extreme incompetence has attached itself to this government
10 September 2012 10:20 PM
Together with a team of interns, the founder of The Independent launched an exciting new political movement last week. Here's a report on their progress
05 September 2012 12:00 AM
Yesterday, Andreas Whittam Smith, founder of The Independent, announced a bold plan for a new political movement to restore British democracy. Here he unveils an initial manifesto for Democracy 2015 – and explains how you can get involved
04 September 2012 12:00 AM
Creative use of digital media could exceed the power of political parties to raise funds
26 July 2012 12:00 AM
People manage to get to Wimbledon on time without traffic laws being changed
19 July 2012 12:00 AM
The NHS would be turned into a clockwork universe - a perfectly incentivised perpetual motion machine
12 July 2012 12:00 AM
The state doesn't look after you from cradle to grave if you need it to; it misses out the last bit
05 July 2012 12:00 AM
The culture of modern business is the problem. Corrupt practices have spread far and wide
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
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