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.
21 September 2014 12:00 AM
'The lack of an EU-wide register means even men with a dreadful history might appear unblemished'
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
Pistorius is already on his way to rehabilitation in a country where three women a day are killed by a husband or boyfriend
07 September 2014 12:00 AM
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
Priority for caregivers, not shareholders: Why campaigners support a ban on Roche's new cancer treatment
10 August 2014 12:00 AM
03 August 2014 12:00 AM
27 July 2014 12:00 AM
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06 July 2014 12:00 AM
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more