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Lara Prendergast is online editor of The Spectator

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The Delhi rapist’s views must be broadcast, for the sake of India’s daughters and sons

4 March 2015 18:13

British film-maker Leslee Udwin’s video interview with one of the Delhi rapists may not make for comforting viewing, but there are some home truths in there that must be faced… Continue reading

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If Isis doesn’t like Twitter, it should invest in its own tech companies

2 March 2015 17:17

Isis has a new bête noir: Twitter. Employees at the social media company have received death threats, as has Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter. Why? Because the site has been blocking accounts… Continue reading

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The orthodoxy of the ‘safe space’ has now led to racial segregation at a British university

12 February 2015 15:57

Props to Goldsmiths Students’ Union, for taking the ‘safe space’ concept to absurd new levels. Last week, one faction of the union hosted a screening of the film Dear White… Continue reading

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Four things to put on Page 3 now that topless babes are ‘so last century’

20 January 2015 17:20

Page 3, in its traditional, busty format, is no more and British men have been left with only the internet’s meagre offerings to cling on to. But what to fill the… Continue reading

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Boko Haram is using ten-year-old girls as bombs and hashtag diplomacy won’t help

12 January 2015 14:47

Could there be anything more offensive to feminists than the use of young girls as suicide bombers? I doubt it. And I imagine that’s exactly why the militant Islamist group… Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo attack: French march in defiance alongside world leaders

11 January 2015 14:20

Up to 0ne million people are expected to march through the streets of Paris today, in defiance of the terrorist attacks on the city during the past week. David Cameron… Continue reading

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Gun attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo ‘kills 12′

7 January 2015 11:42

Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Current reports suggest that up to 12 people have been killed. One eyewitness told French TV channel Itele: ‘Two… Continue reading

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Sir Malcolm Rifkind suggests internet companies are ‘a safe haven for terrorists’

25 November 2014 12:45

The battle between the spooks and the geeks is heating up. A new report into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby has suggested that the brutal attack could have been prevented… Continue reading

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George Clooney’s wife heads to Greece to prove he hasn’t lost his Marbles battle

14 October 2014 18:40

It was never clear why George Clooney became so attached to the Elgin Marbles. He didn’t even seem to know where they were from when he delivered his plea to… Continue reading

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The Sun's new campaign unites us against Islamic State and Islamophobia

9 October 2014 15:07

There are two campaigns doing the rounds on social media at the moment. One is the ludicrous #WakeUpCall, which asks that people take a photo of themselves in bed to… Continue reading

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White Dee: I might back Ukip instead of Labour

29 September 2014 12:01

Back in February, Benefits Street star ‘White Dee’ promised to give David Cameron a ‘run for his money’. In her Spectator diary, she described how ‘Ladbrokes has made me 50-1… Continue reading

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Islamic State militants are being bombed by an Arab woman. That must sting

26 September 2014 16:37

Bombs are now dropping on Islamic State targets, and not a day too soon. But to add to the salty sting of missiles landing in jihadi strongholds, the United Arab… Continue reading

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The John Cantlie video shows Islamic State have taken a leaf out of Vice’s book

18 September 2014 16:58

Islamic State (IS) have just released a new video that features the journalist John Cantlie. Until now, his whereabouts in Syria were unknown, but it now looks as if he has… Continue reading

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Jennifer Lawrence’s leaked photos highlight feminism’s next frontier: cyberspace

2 September 2014 17:53

Nobody wants naked photos of themselves leaked across the internet so a global network of creeps can beat off to them. But celebs and plebs alike are increasingly confronted by… Continue reading

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Isis are armed with smartphones, but so are we. Let’s fight them online

26 August 2014 19:33

I’ve written about online activism before. I thought the #nomakeupselfie was a vanity movement. The #bringbackourgirls one was self-righteous. I’ve had to bite my tongue mighty hard to hold back a rant… Continue reading

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Leader of Rotherham Council resigns over child abuse scandal

26 August 2014 17:13

The leader of Rotherham Council has resigned following the results of a report which found that at least 1,400 children were victims of ‘appalling’ sexual exploitation in the town during… Continue reading

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Vice News and Isis have formed a bizarre symbiotic relationship

15 August 2014 11:00

If you haven’t watched Vice News’s five-part documentary about Isis yet, I’d highly recommend it. They’ve gone where no other media company has managed: into the heart of the Islamic State.… Continue reading

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The government’s drugs strategy is miles behind today’s drug dealers

4 August 2014 16:58

New powers to tackle the huge growth in ‘legal’ highs are set to be introduced. Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer, is said to be pushing for the most… Continue reading

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The burqa makes me uncomfortable. But I wouldn’t ban it

24 July 2014 17:25

Dr Taj Hargey, an imam of the Oxford Islamic Congregation, is calling for burqas to be banned outright, much like they are in France (where it is prohibited to conceal… Continue reading

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Concern Grows Over Trojan Horse Inquiry At Birmingham Schools

Report claims ‘aggressive Islamist agenda’ pursued in ‘Trojan horse’ schools

22 July 2014 12:44

The Department of Education has published a damning report today which suggests there was an ‘aggressive Islamist agenda’ pursued in a number of the ‘Trojan horse’ schools in Birmingham. Peter… Continue reading

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Spectator archive: A history of passenger planes shot down

18 July 2014 12:35

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine after being hit by a missile. It’s not the first civilian flight to have been shot down in error though. Here are four other… Continue reading

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Yvette, don’t tell schoolboys to call themselves feminists

11 July 2014 19:03

In the Independent this week, Yvette Cooper suggested that British boys should grow up as ‘confident feminists’. They need to have lessons in feminism to help them learn how to treat… Continue reading

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Podcast: paedomania, the next EU commissioner and the National Theatre

10 July 2014 9:44

What kind of idiot tries to stand in the way of a national child abuse panic? Matthew Parris, that’s who. In this week’s Spectator, he suggests that the panic about… Continue reading

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My generation of women will have the confidence to run the country

27 June 2014 11:21

Uh oh. The ‘all-women shortlist’ is again being touted as a good idea for the Conservatives, this time by Nicky Morgan, the new women’s minister. When asked about using shortlists… Continue reading

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Free speech, caged – journalists jailed in Egypt

23 June 2014 17:14

Three journalists working for Al-Jazeera in Egypt have been sentenced to between seven and ten years in an Egyptian jail on ‘terrorist-related’ offences. The former BBC correspondent Peter Greste and… Continue reading

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