Niall McCrae

Niall McCrae

Dr Niall McCrae is a lecturer in mental health.
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Niall McCrae: The Left loathes working class icons like Millwall FC

‘No one likes us’, chant supporters of Millwall Football Club, like a badge of honour. But now their landlord dislikes them too, and wants them out. Apologies for readers with no interest in football, but please bear with me, for here is a much broader theme of our times. If we don’t protect our culture, […]

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Niall McCrae: Millennials demand freedom from speech

Freshers at University of Chicago last autumn were in for a surprise. Against the tide of safe spaces, trigger warnings and protections against the perils of spontaneity, the university’s leadership decided that enough is enough. From now on, students would be welcomed to an authentic academic ethos of critical thinking and debate, freed from the dogmatic constraints of political correctness. This radical move may be too early for British universities, but this ripple on the Gulf Stream is promising […]

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Niall McCrae: Hail Sunderland where the Brexit worm was first to turn

Unless you are a football fan following your team away from home, Sunderland may never be on your itinerary. Unlike its more illustrious neighbour Newcastle, it lacks architectural splendour, while arterial motorway and railway pass many miles inland. This former shipbuilding town on the North Sea is unlikely to be a rich seam for Conservative […]

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Niall McCrae: Fed up with their pious posturing, I am dumping Kellogg’s

A headline in the Observer announced that Lego won’t be renewing its promotional activity in the Daily Mail. Reported with glee, this was attributed to the campaign ‘Stop Funding Hate’. This popular national newspaper, you see, has been writing too much about immigration, while supporting Brexit and other nefarious causes. Cue direct action by the ethically-minded […]

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Niall McCrae: The intolerant leftish Twitter mob should just grow up

As the new Ukip leader, Paul Nuttall, was announced, the ‘below-the-line’ comments of the Guardian report were predictably scathing. The usual vilification of far-Right fascism was offered, with some variations on the theme. Apparently Nuttall is ‘against abortion’. Inverted commas are necessary here, because critics did not elaborate on his stance. One comment asserted that […]

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Niall McCrae: Populism Trumps globalism in 2016

In a cramped dwelling in a remote region of Romania, a family sits around a table, but there is no time for chat. Their eyes and fingers are too busy: this is an assembly line, on a contract for a multinational company. The fruit of their toils is a batch of Kinder eggs, to be […]

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