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Are you left or right?

Post by Red Rackham on Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:48 pm

Following on from Ivans political compass...

I've done this test a few times over the years so not surprisingly the result for me was as expected, more or less.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-3.88&soc=-0.46
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by KnarkyBadger on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:01 pm

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-7.75&soc=-7.23 As expected, if a bit too "liberal"


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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by astradt1 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:05 pm

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-7.00&soc=-4.31
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:07 pm

For myself, I find the Guy Fawkes scale quite adequate.
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by skwalker1964 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:42 pm

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-8.00&soc=-5.90
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by tlttf on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:37 am

Economic Left/Right: -1.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.62

What a fix, no allowance for a neutral answer, similar to the complaint Steve made about the tory yes/no answer quiz.

Having said that I'm apparently left leaning because of my caring/nurturing nature so it can't be too bad.

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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by astradt1 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:13 am

Tlttf....Does that make you a little left wing?
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by tlttf on Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:08 pm

Nah astradt, still right wing with a touch of social conscience. The questions are too rigid to allow a truly honest answer, your either a raving lunatic or totally a socialist and I don't know anybody like that.

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Post by skwalker1964 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:48 pm

tlttf wrote:Nah astradt, still right wing with a touch of social conscience. The questions are too rigid to allow a truly honest answer, your either a raving lunatic or totally a socialist and I don't know anybody like that.

Psychometric test questions often present the respondent with 'quandary' choices and usually avoid providing middle of the road answers to select. The reality of the personality comes out, over a range of questions, more clearly when some pressure is applied by forcing a selection among difficult alternatives. Easy answers would reveal nothing.
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by Dan Fante on Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:10 am

I had a go anyway (and tried to answer honestly). Apparently I'm:

Economic Left/Right: -7.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.92
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by Phil Hornby on Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:24 am

I don't wish to worry you Dan, but you are not too far adrift of me.
 
Or Gandhi, as I recall...
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Political compass test

Post by Dan Fante on Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:38 am

I'm in esteemed company then. Ghandi had his moments too.

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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by Ivan on Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:02 pm

Here's another test along the same lines:-

http://games.usvsth3m.com/how-leftie-are-you/
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by boatlady on Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:35 pm

100% - say it loud and say it proud!!!
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by oftenwrong on Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:53 pm

Only 72% committed, apparently. Maybe I shouldn't have read all those Ayn Rand books.
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by bobby on Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:38 am

I'm 84% left, apparently an aspiring "Aneurin Bevan"
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How Tory are you?

Post by Ivan on Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:04 pm

Take the test to see how Tory you are, and maybe share the results with us:-

http://tompride.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/how-tory-are-you-take-the-tory-o-meter-test-and-find-out/

I'm delighted to say that I scored 0%!  bounce
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by Phil Hornby on Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:51 pm

I am ashamed to say that I only scored 0%.   I shall try to do better in 2014 by reducing my tally...
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by boatlady on Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:22 pm

I'm 0% too - is this some kind of a trend?
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by oftenwrong on Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:52 pm

Nuffink. Not a sossidge! I'm a failure (sob). I'll try to do better in the New Year - I could kick a pensioner's stick away, or tell the Liberals I'm going to vote for them, when they come to the door.

Happy Christmas to all the other failures, though!
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:57 am


" I did the test - and guess what...!"
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:02 am

Lord 'Hundredpercent' Hanningfield's Outcome...



" You won't get my result until I have seen my expenses for doing it..."
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Who should you support in EU elections?

Post by astradt1 on Sun May 18, 2014 1:47 pm

HP has a EUVox questionnaire about which party best fits your beliefs, interesting results.........
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/18/european-elections-how-should-you-vote_n_5346474.html?1400411144&utm_hp_ref=uk
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by Ivan on Sun May 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Interesting is one way of putting it! I took the survey and it said I should support 1. The Green Party, 2. The Liberal Democrats, 3. Labour.  Shocked 
 
I have a lot of time for the Green Party, and you can’t say that any vote is ‘wasted’ in EU elections because proportional representation is used across very large constituencies. If I lived in the appropriate half of Brighton, I would be tempted to vote for Caroline Lucas in next year’s general election.
 
The Liberal Democrats, and their predecessor the Liberals, have been consistently pro-EU since the ‘Common Market’ was formed without us back in 1957. On Twitter I’ve got to know retiring Lib Dem MEP Rebecca Taylor who, unlike those UKIP slobs, has worked hard in the EU Parliament. However, hell will freeze over before I’d vote for the Liberal Democrats after what they’ve allowed the Tories to do to this country for the last four years.  No 
 
I shall vote Labour on Thursday, in the hope of securing a second Labour MEP for the south east region. But I hope those who don’t want to vote Labour will vote for the Greens, or even the Liberal Democrats, rather than not vote at all. Both the Tories and UKIP are in alliances in the EU Parliament which include far-right extremists, homophobes, Nazi lovers and even admirers of the mass murderer Anders Breivik.  Evil or Very Mad
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun May 18, 2014 5:53 pm

If only it were so simple. Whichever party we elect to Brussels, they will already have an understanding with similar parties from other Nations to vote in common cause. Some of those parties however can make rather uneasy bedfellows for a British MEP.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/search.html?country=GB
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Post by astradt1 on Sun May 18, 2014 10:09 pm

Ivan, I glad it wasn't just me. I got 1, lib dem. 2, Labour and 3 Greens.....
I have only ever voted lib dem once and that was back in the early 1980's and i was in a strong tory seat where the lib dems were always second.....Tactical vote....
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by boatlady on Mon May 19, 2014 11:40 am

Strangely enough the questionnaire showed me with strong support for the Lib dems , slightly less for Labour, and less again for the Greens.

Like Ivan, I will of course be voting Labour - hoping that the Labour reps don't hop into bed with ultra right wing racist groups as UKIP seem to have from time to time
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by Dan Fante on Mon May 19, 2014 12:12 pm

I'm 1. Green 2. Lib Dem 3. Labour, apparently (although they were all in the 40-35% range). -5% UKIP as well.
This is worth a gander, by the way, if you get a chance to look at it. Farage having a an absolute 'mare.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pyYoL9ngtE#t=168
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Post by boatlady on Mon May 19, 2014 2:23 pm

Thanks for putting that up - most entertaining.
I think I may be in love with the interviewer
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Post by Ivan on Mon May 19, 2014 2:47 pm

When it came to UKIP, I scored -44.4.  Laughing 

The video of Farage’s interview with James O’Brien was posted here last Friday:-
http://cuttingedge2.forumotion.co.uk/t799p400-is-it-time-that-we-took-a-closer-look-at-ukip
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by Dan Fante on Mon May 19, 2014 3:35 pm

Apologies, Ivan. I didn't see it there. The best bit is when Farage doesn't know the homophobic comments come from someone who is already a UKIP councillor. When he suggests they'll face disciplinary measures from the party, it's pointed out the comments were made in February.
Having said all that, if UKIP take votes away from the Tories in the next general election to the extent that Labour gain a majority, I'll put up with them in the short term.
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Post by Ivan on Mon May 19, 2014 4:14 pm

Dan Fante. No problem. Forumotion asks us not to post the same message twice, but as two of us posted the link once each on different boards that may not count! Anyway, it's a fantastic interview and well worth seeing twice!  
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UKIP's main constituency seems to be older white men who are looking for scapegoats for their own failings and inadequacies. Having mopped up a fair chunk of the working class Tory and Essex white van man vote, I fear they are tapping in to some of the Labour vote now. Of course UKIP appeals to racists and has virtually put the BNP out of business, while EDL and Britain First supporters have been seen at UKIP gatherings, most recently in Margate. It's become a very nasty phenomenon.
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Post by oftenwrong on Mon May 19, 2014 5:48 pm

Ivan wrote:.... I took the survey and it said I should support 1. The Green Party, 2. The Liberal Democrats, 3. Labour.  Shocked ....

My result was almost the same, with 33-point-something for each Party, which might suggest paralysis of the critical faculties.
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by Ivan on Mon May 19, 2014 7:54 pm

Call me a cynic, but these results might also suggest that the Green Party could have sponsored this questionnaire.....  Shocked
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by snowyflake on Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:54 am

Ivan wrote:Take the test to see how Tory you are, and maybe share the results with us:-

http://tompride.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/how-tory-are-you-take-the-tory-o-meter-test-and-find-out/

I'm delighted to say that I scored 0%!  bounce

I scored 0% as well. A non-Tory if there ever was one Smile
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by stuart torr on Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:18 pm

Same here snowyflake, I scored 0% too if it means you are labour then that is what I am. Laughing
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Re: Are you left or right?

Post by snowyflake on Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:04 pm

Hi stu I sent you a private message
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Post by stuart torr on Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:34 pm

Hi snowyflake thanks got the message love, tried to send you one back love but it said you do not accept them and deleted your message with mine.
Better over here is it not love? Laughing Laughing
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Post by snowyflake on Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:57 am

Hi stu

Yes I think so. Not sure why I can't receive private messages. I'll go and adjust my settings. Ghost is asking after you though so I told him you were over here and would be back after we had fumigated the other forum. Smile
You'll be pleased to know that Marilyn has got the boot with all her homophobic ranting and rabidity. Thankfully, the moderators saw the wisdom of getting rid of her and her criminal posts. Darren is still causing trouble but he will get bored soon, I'm sure.

Hope you are feeling better. Take care x
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