Known for her human rights activism and writing on subjects such as atheism and feminism, Joan Smith is a columnist, critic and novelist. An Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society and a regular contributor to BBC radio, she has written five detective novels, two of which have been filmed by the BBC.
22 March 2015 12:00 AM
I don't doubt it is unpleasant to be wrongly accused of rape but such events are rare
15 March 2015 12:00 AM
Images of listless patients, lying on mats in makeshift clinics, play into a false narrative of inevitability
08 March 2015 12:00 AM
The banning of a documentary about a horrific attack on a young woman in Delhi has terrible echoes elsewhere
Jihadi John: Why are so many from Britain giving up everything to join a terrorist organisation that tortures and kills?
01 March 2015 12:00 AM
The appeal of Isis lies in its messianic belief that the final victory for Muslims is imminent
22 February 2015 12:00 AM
After he fell out with his parents, Ziamani was radicalised in only 12 weeks
15 February 2015 12:00 AM
As prime minister, the Labour leader would revisit self-regulation, and that terrifies the right-wing press
08 February 2015 12:00 AM
Rotherham is high on Ukip's target list, and it has tried to make political capital out of the scandal
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
A secret war in Ukraine, murder in London, incursions into others' airspace. His behaviour is getting worse
25 January 2015 12:00 AM
Sucking up to the Saudis didn't stop the 9/11 attacks, the Chibok kidnappings, or Paris
18 January 2015 12:00 AM
The judge who spared a deputy head from jail after he had sex with a pupil condoned the male fantasy eulogised in 'Lolita'
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
- 1 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 2 I might be an MP, but that doesn't stop me fighting sexism with my breasts
- 3 Google April Fools': company unveils backwards search engine and huggable digital assistant
- 4 April Fools' Day 2015: The best hoax news stories from around the internet
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims