Lara Prendergast

Lara Prendergast is online editor of The Spectator

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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.…

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We really are screwed if we believe that social media can curse us

11 June 2015 17:27

More bad news for Malaysia, I’m afraid, where a group of tourists have apparently managed to trigger an earthquake simply…


Craig Raine should ignore the angry feminists – they’re just jealous

3 June 2015 17:00

I don’t know much about poetry, but I know this: whoever Craig Raine’s poem is about, she will be chuffed.…

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The Stepford Student – The Spectator’s gift to the world

14 May 2015 16:02

The Stepford Student website is full of interesting articles on current affairs. For instance ‘I couldn’t give a single flying shit about…

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Seven things we learnt about Prince Charles from his ‘black spider’ letters

13 May 2015 17:14

Prince Charles’s ‘black spider’ letters have just been released. Here are seven things we learnt about the future monarch from the correspondence:…

Protests Are Held Over The Government's Scrapping Of The EMA For Poorer Students

White people have been banned from an ‘anti-racism’ event at a British university

22 April 2015 13:45

Bahar Mustafa, the Welfare and Diversity officer for Goldsmiths Students’ Union, must have a strong sense of irony. You’d have to,…

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If students can’t cope with clapping, how can they deal with clubs, festivals and protests?

25 March 2015 14:30

Organisers at a National Union of Students Women’s Conference have asked that those attending the event use ‘jazz hands’ instead of…


A phone used to be a helpline. Now it’s a device used to film people in distress

17 March 2015 17:14

A pal recently told me a story. It was about a friend of theirs who had been travelling on a train…