Niall McCrae: Who, if anyone, will read the Remoaners’ Gazette?
The tentacles of the Stop Funding Hate campaign reach far and wide. En route to the station, I would sometimes stop at a café, reading its copies of the Sun and Daily Mail over a coffee. The cafe gets most of its trade from mums on the school run, and you wouldn’t think this quintessentially […]
Niall McCrae: Who will stand up to this feminist abuse of power?
‘Almost every day, there is a man’s sneering, hovering head sitting on top of a few hundred words of what is really the sort of existential hysteria of an animal whose cosy ecosystem has been disturbed.’ Carl Sargeant was yet to be buried but the Guardian didn’t waste time in resuming the Sexual Inquisition. The […]
A senior manager wants to speak to me, urgently. A student (I am not told who) has made an allegation of a sexual nature against me (I am not told what). After initial surprise, I realise that my life will be shaken abruptly: everything I am doing at work, and in my happy family home, […]
Niall McCrae: Outlaw these student censors before it’s too late
‘Will we allow a great university to be brought to its knees by a noisy, dissident minority? Will we meet their neurotic vulgarities with vacillation and weakness, or will we tell those entrusted with administering the university we expect them to enforce a code based on decency, common sense and dedication to the high and […]
What shall you wear for the Hallowe’en party? Beware, because the latitude for creativity, or for time-honoured traditional guise, is more restricted than ever. Take for example these hectoring guidelines from Hello Giggles: A Positive Community for Women on ‘how not to be a jerk this Halloween’: No problematic historical figures; Cultures are not costumes: […]
Niall McCrae: Rise up, students, and fight for free speech
‘Free speech not hate speech’. Another snappy slogan from the vociferous, placard-bearing Left. But as noted by many critics of the postmodern inquisition, the supposed guardians of tolerance do not clearly define the thing they confront (or should I say hate). Campus censors are good at finding words or opinions that offend, but less proficient […]