The writer and broadcaster Terence Blacker contributes a twice-weekly column on a wide range of social, cultural and environmental issues. He is the author of four novels, of prize-winning fiction for children, and has written a highly praised biography of the brilliant reprobate Willie Donaldson.
04 November 2013 06:59 PM
At first glance, the Sugar screen-camera might seem a harmless form of surveillance
28 October 2013 07:08 PM
The show represents the new establishment, and too often it picks easy targets
21 October 2013 05:38 PM
He fights the wrongdoings of the payday loaners and now the Big Six – what next?
14 October 2013 06:12 PM
Enthusiasm for wind farms is propelled by financial rewards, not by idealism
07 October 2013 06:19 PM
We are being invited to take Channel 4's new idea far too seriously
30 September 2013 06:04 PM
This plan shows the government’s view of landscape as a commodity
23 September 2013 05:10 PM
The pop star offers a perfect summation of modern morality with his tax affairs
16 September 2013 06:49 PM
What happened to the idea that a job could be ill-paid but still satisfying?
09 September 2013 05:23 PM
It's not only Murdoch who abused his power to advance his own interests
03 September 2013 09:03 AM
Those who argue that most people would be happy with a once-weekly visit to an out-of-town hypermarket misunderstand the significance of shops in human relations
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 4 UK weather: 'Coldest night of the year' tonight as freezing temperatures plummet to -10C
- 5 Game of Thrones is most-pirated TV show of 2014