Lara Prendergast

Lara Prendergast is online editor of The Spectator

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…