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Left or right?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by LondonCanary, Aug 8, 2020.


Where do you position yourself?

  1. Left

  2. Centre left

  3. Centre

  4. Centre right

  5. Right

Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. Mainwaring

    Mainwaring Lead commenter

    We defy labels. Mrs M, the product of an upbringing by a centre-right father and a mother who probably believed that those she referred to as 'the great unwashed' ought to be sterilized before they had the opportunity to propagate themselves, is now a fan of Keir Starmer. Mind you, with several successful lawyers in her own family she perhaps overrates the ability to think clearly and speak without stuttering or bumbling and she's sufficiently her mother's daughter to cringe at the gang of crooks and barrow boys and girls currently occupying the Tory benches. My sixth form students thought they could place me politically. Few could. At my grammar school in the 1960s we muttered ritually that Wigan would elect a pig if you stuck a red rosette on it. Today, I'd be proud to vote for Lisa Nandy.
  2. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    So that your survey at the top of the thread would be more representative of the question that you are asking?
  3. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    I am just one contributor. My vote made little difference to the result.
    The poll does tend to show that
    may be inaccurate.
  4. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    What happens if you do not wish to be left, right or the middle, or any stages in between.
    As an individual, I object to folks on here seeking to pigeonhole me or my views.
    border_walker and Oscillatingass like this.
  5. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Up to you. It's self identification
  6. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Star commenter

    Oh yes I’m sure Cambridge Analytica would be overjoyed to finally nail down the political orientation of TES forums.:rolleyes:
    Oscillatingass and LondonCanary like this.
  7. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    My result is here...


    I wonder how those who have labelled me a "Tory" in the way of an insult because I dared disagree with them here feel about that... actually I don't care what they think, it's immaterial.

    Assumptions and generalisations about anon online posters are clearly futile but most of us knew that didn't we.
    peter12171 and Oscillatingass like this.
  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I have always hung out on the left except when lying down when I was on whatever side lay my interest.
    Oscillatingass likes this.
  9. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

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  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    More 'Left' than I thought I would be.
  11. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    That's very sad nay inaccurate .. I do wonder where our critics lie although they aren't so far forthcoming with their results.
    alex_teccy likes this.
  12. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Me, according to this test:
    Lidnod and nomad like this.
  13. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Lead commenter

    I considered myself to be ‘centre’. This is my test.
    Lidnod, coffeekid and nomad like this.
  14. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    More left than I expected, but certainly not extreme right.

    nomad likes this.
  15. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  16. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

  17. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

  18. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    That surprises me but it is but one analysis.
  19. LiamD

    LiamD Occasional commenter

  20. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    This is me, apparently:

    I did hesitate over quite a few statements based on the nuances of the wording. There was one about whether we should not try to rehabilitate all prisoners. I accept that there will be those who will not be rehabilitated but believe that you cannot decide in advance who will respond to rehabilitation and should therefore have mechanisms in place to try with everyone.
    needabreak likes this.

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