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
20 July 2014 12:00 AM
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
06 July 2014 12:00 AM
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
- 1 I was raped by another man. And now the Government wants to take away the one thing that saved my life
- 2 Preston fan who appeared to snatch Jermaine Beckford's shirt from eight-year-old boy identified and says: 'the truth will come out'
- 3 Priest warns pupils the 'Charlie Charlie Challenge' is 'demonic activity'
- 4 Iran launches anti-Isis cartoon competition 'to expose true nature of Islamic State'
- 5 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises