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.
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?
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
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
- 1 Three-year-old boy shoots pregnant mother and father in New Mexico
- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'