Niall McCrae

Niall McCrae

Dr Niall McCrae is a lecturer in mental health.
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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 […]

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Niall McCrae: 2027, the EU dystopia to come

Chief commissioner Michel Barnier wags his finger at the media conference. An uprising in a major European country has forced his hand, as attacks on police and politicians lead to desertions and defections. Unlike the British government, which was pummelled into submission over the Brexit deal, these plucky secessionists are undermining the authority of the […]

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Niall McCrae: Lefties rage at academic who dares to stand up for the Empire

It’s autumn, so up go the posters for the student union election. Candidates compete for the most emancipatory manifesto, and a regular promise is to ‘decolonialise’ curricula. How far we have come from the world map in my primary school, with its pink flourish marking the expansive territories of the British Empire (albeit Commonwealth by […]

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Niall McCrae: Corbyn v Starmer in Labour’s Brexit civil war

Lancashire cotton mills, Durham collieries and Clydeside shipyards are the spiritual home of the Labour movement and working-class emancipation. Today, however, the battle for control of the Labour Party, as pretender to government, is being fought in the cosmopolitan North London boroughs of Camden and Islington. On the left of the ring is veteran rebel […]

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Niall McCrae: Time to banish the burka

‘This is a garment that should have no place in British society. Both the burka and the niqab should be banned, as they have been in France, Belgium and elsewhere.’ So says Dr Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford. He was writing in the Daily Mail on the creeping Wahhabism of […]

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Niall McCrae: To the lifeboats! Transgenderists first, everyone else last!

The evacuation was orderly, and it had to be: SS Stella sank in merely eight minutes. This regular steamer from Southampton to Guernsey, the crew disorientated by thick mist, struck the dreaded Casquets rocks near Alderney. Lifeboats were launched, with the cry of ‘Women and children first’. The stricken ship went stern up and then […]

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