Lauren Fraser
Marketing consultant, writer, fashion features editor and expat brat. Lover of Asia, Asos and Meryl Streep. Main men in my life are Leonardo Dicaprio, Marc Jacobs and my precious black labrador, Dylan. Plan on writing a book... one day.

Entries by Lauren Fraser

Why the EU Referendum Has Been an Embarrassment for the UK

(1) Comments | Posted 20 June 2016 | (10:13)

On the face of it, a vote on whether the UK should remain or leave the European Union is a simple, democratic question that every British citizen should be given the opportunity to answer. The value of the EU has long been under scrutiny and now, finally, the people have...

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Why the Left Is to Blame for the Rise of Trump

(5) Comments | Posted 7 April 2016 | (09:34)

An subscriber of the Spectator, loyal readers will join me in commending the magazine's fabulous artwork, which is every bit as enjoyable as its world class writing. A cover from a year or so ago featuring a youngster sneering at his grandparents for being 'politically incorrect' has had a particularly...

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The UK Government's Allegiance With Saudi Arabia Is an Injustice to Us All

(1) Comments | Posted 22 October 2015 | (05:40)

I listened to David Cameron's words at CPC15 with open-minded enthusiasm. I have been a big C Conservative for approximately 3 years but have never followed the party with blind loyalty. Cameron's branch of conservatism is one which appeals to my politics; that is, socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I...

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Scotland's Brutal RWC QF Loss Has Shown We Are Better Together

(56) Comments | Posted 19 October 2015 | (08:28)

A 12 hour flight away from my homeland, on Sunday night I settled in a bar at 11pm Hong Kong time and sat with a group of friendly strangers to embark on what every Scotsman and woman knew was going to be a difficult viewing. The last Northern Hemisphere team...

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Feminism Needs to Stop Isolating Females

(59) Comments | Posted 16 September 2015 | (00:00)

Your students' union may have tried to convince you otherwise, but burning your bra and refusing to shave your armpits doesn't make you a feminist. Nor does telling other women how to think, feel, act and live. And wearing a t-shirt with a tampon on just makes you an idiot....

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It's Not Wrong to Be Right

(17) Comments | Posted 29 April 2015 | (00:00)

I haven't always considered myself political. My left-wing students' union did its best to put me off politics and it was only when I started to pay tax that I began to start thinking seriously about being a tax-payer and what that really means. I had a read of the...

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Plucking at Project Bush

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2013 | (15:36)

I've long identified with feminism in its most fundamental sense. That is, I believe in equality of the sexes. I want to see the glass ceiling broken, female genital mutilation abolished and more women in politics. There are great causes that merit attention and action. And then there's 'Project Bush'.

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Too Cruel for School?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 July 2013 | (16:44)

My Year 9 Chemistry teacher was ruthless.

In streamed sets of approximately twenty students, we were tested regularly - every fortnight or so. Our teacher would ensure we never marked our own papers and we'd only find out our score when a peer read it out in front of the...

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The Plight of the Single City Girl

(1) Comments | Posted 13 February 2013 | (15:09)

Transitioning from the mating ground of university to the corporate working world was never going to be easy. Watching too many episodes of Sex and the City had certainly played its part in (falsely) glamourising the world of a young professional. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting to slump...

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The Impossible or the Abhorrent?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 January 2013 | (13:09)

I'm not opposed to watching drama films based on real life events. I've shamelessly wept at Pearl Harbor, grimaced at Schindler's List and been moved by United 93. Often, these films are educational, exposing a wide audience to horrifying moments in history in a format that is accessible and easily...

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Conservatives Right to Suspend Dorries

(0) Comments | Posted 15 November 2012 | (15:00)

I'm a small c conservative with a penchant for centre-right politics, but have no solid affinity to the Conservative Party. Like many of the British public, I have been left feeling disappointed and disheartened by the present coalition and desperately yearn for a government that promises both passion and proactivity.

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