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.
11 July 2015 09:00 PM
Could the UK have reacted more constructively by helping beef up security in Tunisia?
04 July 2015 09:00 PM
Rafida Bonya Ahmed survived a brutal Islamic extremist attack; her husband did not ... yet she speaks only of compassion
27 June 2015 09:00 PM
Attacks such as last Friday's target not only innocent people, but our sense of proportion, too
Labour leadership race: Can anyone seriously imagine any of the four candidates on offer beating George Osborne or Boris Johnson?
20 June 2015 09:00 PM
David Cameron's likely successors must be thrilled by the lacklustre shortlist
13 June 2015 09:00 PM
It's a world where traditional 'British' values – snobbery, deference and minute degrees of distinction – exist in defiance of modern principles of equality and social justice
06 June 2015 09:00 PM
His correspondence are full of straw men whose purpose is to portray their author as a radical thinker
Girls in the West must be taught that there's nothing romantic about life in Islamic State's 'caliphate'
30 May 2015 09:00 PM
The phenomenon of teenage girls lured by the prospect of meals by candlelight and bathing in the Euphrates
23 May 2015 11:54 PM
Leaked letter shows that the Home Secretary was planning TV censorship
16 May 2015 09:00 PM
The art and architecture express something which speaks to us centuries later
10 May 2015 12:00 AM
Some classes of people living in the UK will no longer be able to use the legislation
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Calais crisis: The seven claims made about the migrants - and the reality
- 1 Sabrina Corgatelli: US hunting tourist posts picture of herself with dead giraffe after Cecil the lion outrage
- 2 Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
- 3 A-level results 2015: UK exam board OCR admits it 'estimates' hundreds of pupils' grades after papers 'go missing'
- 4 Giant Minion terrorises drivers in Ireland as 40ft inflatable blocks busy Dublin road
- 5 'Cool kids' can go on to become losers in later life, study finds