Helen Wilson
Officially speaking Helen Elizabeth Wilson is a sub-editor, and has been employed to check copy for the likes of Culture Shock Media and the Financial Times. But when she can she puts down the red pen and picks up the black, scribbling blogs, fiction and comment.

Her topics of choice are politics, the environment, LGBT-related issues, literature and art. Although she tries to keep an open mind, she is unapologetically biased towards French literature, modern art and the Green party. One day, when she is rich enough she plans to cycle across six of the seven continents, starting with North America.

Blog Entries by Helen Wilson

Free Papers Are Costing the Earth

(0) Comments | Posted 13 April 2013 | (17:18)

There is something irresistible about a free newspaper or magazine. Human nature is such that we can't help but pick them up, regardless of their quality or our capacity to consume them. And the more we take, the more the publishers see fit to produce, a logic that has led...

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Cycling Benefits Everyone, Not Just Those Doing the Leg Work

(1) Comments | Posted 3 February 2012 | (23:00)

In 2009, I joined the ranks of the estimated quarter of million people who cycle to work on London's roads. Since then I have experienced first hand some of the dangers of negotiating London's congested streets on two wheels, initially reacting with terror, then anger and finally, now,...

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Beyond Abu Qatada: Why The UK Shouldn't Split From the European Court of Human Rights

(13) Comments | Posted 29 January 2012 | (23:00)

David Cameron's alleged plans to remove the UK from the European Court of Human Rights have gained an alarming level of support over the past few days. No doubt distracted by the furor surrounding the recent overruling of the UK's deportation of Islamic cleric Abu Qatada,...

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