Niall McCrae

Niall McCrae

Dr Niall McCrae is a lecturer in mental health.
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Niall McCrae: Even the ghastly Stephen Fry is a bedfellow in our defence of freedom

V for Vendetta was a film for its time. A dystopian picture of totalitarianism, which clearly meant right-wing and nasty. After all the lessons of the twentieth century, in the new millennium fascist parties were again rearing their ugly head in the darker corners of society, with nationalist and anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise. In […]

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Niall McCrae: Identity politics stifles academic freedom

Allow me to introduce Yasmin. From an educated family in a relatively liberal, middle-class district of Karachi, she came to London with her father after he divorced and renounced his faith. While remaining Muslim, she has also dabbled in Catholicism and Buddhism. Intellectually sharp, articulate and philosophically inquisitive, Yasmin should be the ideal university student […]

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Niall McCrae: The ‘Somewheres’ will take further revenge on the ‘Anywheres’

‘We will grind the business of government to a standstill’. This was no idle threat from the Lib Dems, who are determined to scupper the Government’s plans to enact the verdict of the EU referendum. It was uttered by Lib Dem ‘Chief Whip’ Tom Brake, who is also my MP. Embarrassed by his Brexit-voting constituency, […]

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Niall McCrae: Britain’s female wage slaves follow in the path of the Red China sisterhood

I have a good mother She works in the fields; She works so hard that the commune Has presented her with a red flower. Our mothers are all good. All are working For the benefit of our new country. ‘Progressive’ sounds good. But it implies a destination, and it is not always clear where so-called […]

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Niall McCrae: Spreadsheets cannot predict an economic crash

‘Amazingly and embarrassingly’, writes Jonathan Portes on his Not the Treasury View blog, a lecturer in his university used an anecdote instead of scientific data! Well, thanks for that, Jonathan. Having valued your contribution in my review of a recent Brexit event, I am provoked into responding to your disparaging remarks. Although I’m wary of […]

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Niall McCrae: Have we become the herbivores of H G Wells consumed by the Morlocks?

‘The main current ran rather swiftly, but not too strongly for even a moderate swimmer. It will give you an idea, therefore, of the strange deficiency in these creatures, when I tell you that none made the slightest attempt to rescue the weakly crying little thing drowning before their eyes.’ The Victorian time traveller, having […]

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