Niall McCrae

Niall McCrae

Dr Niall McCrae is a lecturer in mental health.
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Niall McCrae: It is not as grim as you think in Hull

And the widening river’s slow presence, The piled gold clouds, the shining gull-marked mud, Gathers to the surprise of a large town: Here domes and statues, spires and cranes cluster (Here by Philip Larkin) Alight at Paragon, a Victorian railway terminus, for a weekend in the City of Culture, 2017. If it’s your first time in […]

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Niall McCrae: Transgender zealots are riding for a fall

Oppressive tendencies of Muslim culture may be criticised, yet Islamic mores appear a bastion of common sense compared to the absurdities imposed by the white middle-class establishment. As the latest symptom of our cultural sickness, the current obsession with transgenderism is perhaps the most radical assault yet on conventional society. An urgent task of social […]

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Niall McCrae: Bad boy Milo has a run in with the censors

Mein Kampf is being rewritten for our troubled times, and it must be stopped! That’s shorthand for the view of 160 children’s authors, who have protested to Carolyn Ready, president of the New York publishing house Simon & Schuster. They want a writer’s $250,000 book contract with the Threshold subsidiary rescinded. Who is this ogre? […]

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Niall McCrae: The NHS cannot afford to treat the whole world for free

Another case of the NHS, and taxpayers, being taken for mugs. In the latest revelation of health tourism in the Daily Mail, a Nigerian woman travelled to Britain for the singular purpose of giving birth. Her twins were born by Caesarian section in 2015, followed by a period in one of the few paediatric intensive […]

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Niall McCrae: Opponents of Trump and Brexit take refuge in La La Land

Distressed opponents of Trump and Brexit have found a comfort blanket. La La Land, an over-hyped Hollywood musical, offers timely escapism from the horrible real world. Yellow frocks are flying off the rails! Harmless fun, perhaps, but this is the thin end of a cultural wedge. Ever since the voters of non-metropolitan Britain and the […]

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Niall McCrae: A word of warning about pathologising teenage angst

Like all her friends, Hermione spends her evenings fixated on her mobile device. ‘Can’t you put that down for a while?’ asks her mother, with a sigh. Five minutes later the phone is on again, because WhatsApp never sleeps. For Hermione, virtual reality is preferable to that French essay she’s supposed to be writing, or […]

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