Lara Prendergast

Lara Prendergast is online editor of The Spectator


Will feminists be kind to Melania Trump?

14 November 2016 12:56

It was a race between the first dude — Bill — and the first nude — Melania. And in the…


Nigel Farage says farewell: ‘We brought down a prime minister’

16 September 2016 12:43

Nigel Farage has just delivered his speech at Ukip conference, in which he declared that he had put ‘absolutely all of…

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Syrian women liberated from Isis are burning their burqas. What does that tell us?

14 August 2016 8:01

I have written before about burqas and how they make me uncomfortable. The burqa tests two liberal values – that you…


Terror in France: priest murdered in Normandy church ‘in name of’ Isis

26 July 2016 10:46

Following a hostage situation at a church in northern France, two armed men and one hostage have been killed. The slain…


Graham Brady rules out re-opening the Tory leadership contest

11 July 2016 12:47

Following Andrea Leadsom’s announcement that she is bowing out of the leadership race, Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee,…


Chilcot slimmed down: what you need to know

6 July 2016 11:38

The long-awaited Chilcot report has finally been published today. It comes during a very tumultuous time in British politics – and…

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Brexit was a harsh political awakening for young people

25 June 2016 14:54

Since Brexit became a reality early on Friday morning, my Facebook feed has been filled with mournful posts written by…

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If Brexit solves the housing crisis, bring it on

23 May 2016 22:30

It is, at times, unclear that George Osborne is aware that the under-30s are voting in this EU referendum. When…


Labour’s Lisa Nandy suggests that Naz Shah should be suspended from the party

27 April 2016 12:22

Labour’s Lisa Nandy has just been on the Daily Politics, where she suggested that Naz Shah should be suspended from…

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Vote Leave given designation as official Brexit campaign

13 April 2016 15:18

After months of waiting, the Electoral Commission has announced that Vote Leave has been given the official designation for the…


Does Paul Mason really want the next century to imitate Renaissance Florence?

13 April 2016 11:22

‘Amid the cobbled passageways and tumbling tenements of the Italian city of Perugia, it’s possible to daydream you are in…


New Zealand’s flag vote makes me proud to be both Kiwi and British

24 March 2016 18:46

I’m technically 3/4 Kiwi and 1/4 British, although having lived in the UK most of my life, it doesn’t often feel…


Islamic State claim responsibility for terror attack in Brussels

22 March 2016 7:34

At least 14 dead after two explosions by ‘suicide bombers’ at American Airlines check-in desk at Brussels airport. 81 injured. Firemen are said…

Hassan Rouhani is seen behind a horse sculpture in Italy (Photo: Reuters)

President Hassan Rouhani needs to get over the shock of the nude

28 January 2016 15:05

Has a new art installation opened up at the Capitoline museum? One might be forgiven for thinking so: nude sculptures were…

'One doesn't beat women - not even with flowers'. A message in front of Cologne cathedral, near where the attacks took place (Photo: Getty)

Why are feminists refusing to discuss the Cologne sex attacks?

7 January 2016 15:44

Regardless of the background of the men who carried out the attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, it is…

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Jeremy Corbyn must be delighted by Simon Danczuk’s suspension from Labour

31 December 2015 14:20

Simon Danczuk’s lightning-fast suspension from Labour – as they investigate whether he sent ‘lewd’ texts to a seventeen-year-old girl – is an embarrassing note to…


Stephen Gilbert to step down as deputy chairman of the Conservative party

21 December 2015 12:02

In the new year the EU referendum battle will heat up, and it seems the Conservative party are already starting…

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Not all Uber drivers are Islamists, just like not all London cabbies are John Worboys

8 December 2015 16:27

Uber aren’t going to be thrilled to hear that Muhaydin Mire, the man who has been arrested on suspicion of knifing…


Yes, we wear poppies. But we don’t print our faces onto them

18 November 2015 15:57

‘What’s worse: people who add French flags to their Facebook profiles, or those who sneer at them?’ asks my colleague…

Significant Death Toll Feared In Paris Terror Attacks

In their own words – the Paris attacks as told by the survivors

14 November 2015 10:27

Last night, terrorists launched a total of six coordinated attacks at high-profile sites across Paris. French prosecutors have put the current…

Vivienne Westwood dressed as Margaret Thatcher on the cover of Tatler, April 1989

There’s no shame in the V&A changing their mind about Thatcher’s wardrobe

4 November 2015 12:05

The news that the V&A had rejected an offer of Margaret Thatcher’s wardrobe was met with dismay yesterday. ‘Shame the V&A…


The V&A must be mad to reject Margaret Thatcher’s wardrobe

3 November 2015 13:53

The V&A have defended their decision to turn down the offer of Margaret Thatcher’s wardrobe on the basis that it only collects…


A big ‘like’ to the ‘dislike’ button – Facebook should be a forum, not an echo chamber

16 September 2015 11:37

Stormy seas ahead for the virtue signallers of this world. Mark Zuckerberg has indicated that he may soon introduce a…


Yet another tragedy in the Mediterranean. Here’s an actual rescue plan

6 August 2015 8:21

Another week, another appalling boat disaster in the Mediterranean, another round of the same tired row on migration. Yesterday a boat…

French police gather at the entrance of the Air Products company in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, central eastern France, on June 26, 2015. An attacker carrying an Islamist flag killed one person and injured several others at a gas factory in eastern France, according to a legal source. (Photo: Getty)

Isis in France? Decapitated body found next to jihadist flag

26 June 2015 11:27

Five months after the Charlie Hebdo attack, a man has reportedly been found decapitated in a factory building in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier near Lyon.…