Lara Prendergast

Lara Prendergast is online editor of The Spectator

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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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Exclusive: 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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…