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.
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
26 August 2013 07:01 PM
The root of all evil can be traced back to that degenerate generation
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 1 Three-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish children told 'the non-Jews' are 'evil' in worksheet produced by London school
- 2 Moscow voted the world's unfriendliest city
- 3 The excuses your boss is most likely to believe when you call in sick
- 4 I'm pansexual – here are the five biggest misconceptions about my sexuality
- 5 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis