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.
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'
11 January 2015 12:00 AM
04 January 2015 12:00 AM
21 December 2014 12:00 AM
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30 November 2014 12:00 AM
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16 November 2014 12:00 AM
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
- 1 Woman 'suffocates newborn baby in plastic bag and puts it in her desk minutes after giving birth'
- 2 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years