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My Political compass

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I am a right of centre libertarian

I have been challenged, it seems, by Bryan at Tyne Dock Green to fill out a short questionnaire which attempts to plot my socio-political compass. It deals with matters economic and social, and attempts to define my political stance in terms of the left-right divide and how my moral judgements fit on a scale between authoritarian and libertarian.

This was the final honest result

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I don’t know, but Brian may be a little surprised that I sit so close to the centre, that I am not such the hard right fanatic that he thinks.

South Tyneside Independent councillor Steve Harrison has taken the test too, the result shows that he is slightly leftist but neither authoritarian nor libertarian, as bland as you could get! Here’s his graph;

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You can take the Political Compass Test here, and find out where you fit.

I challenge the following ten bloggers to define their political compass and publish the results. Then pass the challenge on to ten others.

  1. The Northern Herald
  2. Rossinisbird
  3. Iain Dale
  4. Ellee Seymour
  5. Devil’s Kitchen
  6. Recess Monkey
  7. Archbishop Cranmer
  8. Last of the Few
  9. Bob Piper
  10. Paul Linford

Written by curly

January 15, 2008 at 9:45 am

Posted in Blogging, politics

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  1. That is actally quite an interesting test, Curly. I like the way it gives the results for past and present world leaders so you can compare yourself.

    David Potts

    January 15, 2008 at 10:40 am

  2. That’s about where I stand on the political compass. I’ve moved closer to the center on the left/right axis compared to the last time I took the test, but I’m still fairly far south on the up/down axis.

    Cody

    January 15, 2008 at 11:06 am

  3. Curly,

    Unfortunately the central library computer I’m using won’t allow me to view your results graph, but my ‘educated guess’ based on opinions you’ve expressed in the past is that you are a right of centere libertarian.

    Bryan

    January 15, 2008 at 12:51 pm

  4. Well, that’s not a bad guess Bryan, but perhaps not as far right as you might expect!

    curly

    January 15, 2008 at 2:20 pm

  5. you challenge me?

    I had a look at it once before and i think i recall being slap bang in the middle of the bottom left square – or maybe it was the top left square. somewhere between ghandi and the dalai lama no doubt

    Recess Monkey

    January 15, 2008 at 3:15 pm

  6. I am in the left/libertarian quadrant – described on the site as being in favour of “voluntary regional collectivism” whatever that means. In terms of international figures the one I was closest to was Nelson Mandela.

    Paul Linford

    January 15, 2008 at 5:32 pm

  7. Bang in the middle of the green portion, right next to Ghandi. So was Michael over at the Dolphin Hotel site. Mind you he is a Mag as well, but I didn’t know Ghandi was!

    Peter Shaw

    January 15, 2008 at 9:14 pm

  8. All credit to Steve Harrison for publishing his results. I’ll put them up on my site when I have time. I wonder if he could persuade the rest of the alliance to publish theirs?

    Bryan

    January 17, 2008 at 4:57 pm

  9. I’ve put Steve Harrison’s political compass up on my site. It’s a shame his colleagues are being so shy and not giving us an insight into what they believe in. We already know what they are against – almost everything!

    Bryan

    January 31, 2008 at 8:43 pm


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