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Which wing of politics would you say i belonged to?

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    I believe in nationalized rail and water, as I think it's unfair to allow people to have a claim over the water reservoirs etc. and think they should be used for the public good, not for profit.

    It seems very difficult for the railways to allow competition in any system that is chosen, especially the one we have at the moment. At the moment we struggle as we have companies making profit and providing a poor service, but having a monopoly on routes so people use them and no one willing to invest in infrastructure. Rail use should be encouraged as it speeds up traffic on the roads and is more environmentally friendly than cars.

    However, when competition is easy to achieve, and barriers to entering the industry is low enough I'm all for the private sector.

    Schools I think would work better if the government gave all children an education voucher of the average amount it costs to educate a student in a state school, and allow the parents to choose to top it up if they want, and which school their child goes to. Having this coupled with allowing schools to largely do as they please (Not following such a strict curriculum, choosing what exams students take, deciding what teacher pay is going to be etc.) will create competition and will be to the benefit of the country. Interviews for more universities or a required exam for different universities is going to be necessary, but i believe this is a little problem.

    Medicine, I don't see why a private system can not work. Essentially the system they have in Switzerland is the one that i favour.

    I believe there should be more tax breaks and such like for small businesses, as the more competition we have the better the value of services we'll receive.

    Some benefits are necessary and without them, more people would resort to crime/not have enough to eat/be forced to work long hours with a lower quality of life, but I think when people work there benefits shouldn't be cut, having a sliding scale (for every £2 earned, you lose £1 in benefits) I think is a good idea. At the moment there are many people who are better off out of work, and i think that's a ridiculous situation.

    Immigration is often a good thing, but I don't think they should be able to claim benefits for an initial period of time or before they have contributed enough in taxes. Also there should be no blanket policy. (All people from the EU are allowed) From what i know about the EU i think we'd be better off out of it. More localism is important IMO.

    I also think people should be able to do with their own bodies what they wish, so long as they are not damaging other people directly. If drugs were legalized it would allow people to get better treatment, and stop so many people dying from overdoses. (Lots of people don't know the strength of the heroin they have, as the person they normally gives it to them makes it 10% pure)
    I believe what people do on the internet is not government’s business, and if someone wishes to talk to others they shouldn’t have to fear other people invading their privacy.

    There are a number of issues i'm undecided on, such as the minimum wage.

    Which wing do think i belong to and how far along would you say i was?

    Thanks for reading.
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    Ok

    View of nationlsiation is a left wing classic view.
    However your private sector/ tax policy / immigration / "people should be allowe to do what they want with themselves " is classic Neo liberalism / Mrs Thacters "freedom of the individual " and her idea tht the "state should step back" . however she would disagree with you massively on nationlsiation belviing the state should also " let people be " be not owning industries ( she privatized them by the way)


    However the drug policy is ver libertarian ( not liberal ) ie they are not left or right wing ( kind of right ) go look up people like Ron Paul, they would be right up your street ( however some conserves of today believe drugs should be illegal period )



    You are right wing but have some Left wing in you.

    You could be a big fan of Mrs Thacther
    ( Hated The Eu wanted to pull out, low taxs belived we should be free ) go look up her speeches and debates against labour. I think this will be a deciding factor. However I think you could disagree with her nationlsiation.



    I think the "hard left " has too little in common with you ( go look it up) however they belive a lot in the state intervening.

    You could be a "Liberterian ( diff to the lib dems ) which commonly. Mixs left and right and believes in liberty.


    I would suggest you look up speeches by various positions and see who you agree with

    I would suggest Mrs Thacthers "no no no speech " ( right wing ) and her "Triamph of the individual )

    Tony benn on europe ( left wing )
    And Ron Paul's stuff.

    Your education policy could make you a fan of tiny Blair ( his slogan education , education ,educTion ) but he is an odd man in terms of wings ( he is very right wing for labour but still left )


    Ultimately I think you agree with both
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    Sorry cheap iPod mangled that
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    You sound like a bit of a one nation Tory/libertarian and dare I say it UKIPer to me.
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    (Original post by chefdave)
    You sound like a bit of a One Nation Tory/libertarian and dare I say it UKIPer to me.

    Yes a one nation Tory , go look up Benjimin Disreali
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    Who cares whch wing you belong to? Sometimes the right wing make illogical statements other times it's the left that do, just don't attribute yourself to any of them then you can least conform to groups and make your own rational decisions. It's quite stupid that we have to form groups, which usually induces conformity traits as shown in Asch's Experiment; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asch_co...ty_experiments.
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    You don't fit easily into an ideological type. You're socially liberal with a syncretic mix of economic policy preferences.
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    (Original post by Thunderforce)
    I believe in nationalized rail and water, as I think it's unfair to allow people to have a claim over the water reservoirs etc. and think they should be used for the public good, not for profit.

    It seems very difficult for the railways to allow competition in any system that is chosen, especially the one we have at the moment. At the moment we struggle as we have companies making profit and providing a poor service, but having a monopoly on routes so people use them and no one willing to invest in infrastructure. Rail use should be encouraged as it speeds up traffic on the roads and is more environmentally friendly than cars.

    However, when competition is easy to achieve, and barriers to entering the industry is low enough I'm all for the private sector.

    Schools I think would work better if the government gave all children an education voucher of the average amount it costs to educate a student in a state school, and allow the parents to choose to top it up if they want, and which school their child goes to. Having this coupled with allowing schools to largely do as they please (Not following such a strict curriculum, choosing what exams students take, deciding what teacher pay is going to be etc.) will create competition and will be to the benefit of the country. Interviews for more universities or a required exam for different universities is going to be necessary, but i believe this is a little problem.

    Medicine, I don't see why a private system can not work. Essentially the system they have in Switzerland is the one that i favour.

    I believe there should be more tax breaks and such like for small businesses, as the more competition we have the better the value of services we'll receive.

    Some benefits are necessary and without them, more people would resort to crime/not have enough to eat/be forced to work long hours with a lower quality of life, but I think when people work there benefits shouldn't be cut, having a sliding scale (for every £2 earned, you lose £1 in benefits) I think is a good idea. At the moment there are many people who are better off out of work, and i think that's a ridiculous situation.

    Immigration is often a good thing, but I don't think they should be able to claim benefits for an initial period of time or before they have contributed enough in taxes. Also there should be no blanket policy. (All people from the EU are allowed) From what i know about the EU i think we'd be better off out of it. More localism is important IMO.

    I also think people should be able to do with their own bodies what they wish, so long as they are not damaging other people directly. If drugs were legalized it would allow people to get better treatment, and stop so many people dying from overdoses. (Lots of people don't know the strength of the heroin they have, as the person they normally gives it to them makes it 10% pure)
    I believe what people do on the internet is not government’s business, and if someone wishes to talk to others they shouldn’t have to fear other people invading their privacy.

    There are a number of issues i'm undecided on, such as the minimum wage.

    Which wing do think i belong to and how far along would you say i was?

    Thanks for reading.
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    I would suggest you look up speeches by portions and judge by that. This is how politics work in the real world. Wings do not matter, but rather ideas do. Blair, Marx Thatcher and Churchill
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    I would refer to you as a 'Third way libertarian', mixing left with right... There are very many things you say which I disagree with on many levels, but that's irrelevant. George Galloway's RESPECT Party and UKIP (both of which I hate) seem to fit with your views quite neatly.
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    (Original post by ApresAlkan)
    I would refer to you as a 'Third way libertarian', mixing left with right... There are very many things you say which I disagree with on many levels, but that's irrelevant. George Galloway's RESPECT Party and UKIP (both of which I hate) seem to fit with your views quite neatly.


    Sorry mate that's wrong RESPECT is scoalsit and these ideals clearly clash with what he wrote.

    "libertarians and socialism are very incompatible , my friend I refer you to Ron Paul
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    (Original post by Thechairman)
    Sorry mate that's wrong RESPECT is scoalsit and these ideals clearly clash with what he wrote.

    "libertarians and socialism are very incompatible , my friend I refer you to Ron Paul
    Not heard of Libertarian Socialism. Not heard of Communism--which is inherently anarchic, and therefore utterly libertarian. RESPECT's socialism is scattered; look at their policies and not their acronym to ascertain their direction.

    *I would just like to distance myself from both Libertarianism and the RESPECT party*
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    www.politicalcompass.org
    Find out there
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    Now why would you go being conservative yet want to nationalise the railways?
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    Paleo-libertarian in the US and One nation conservative in the UK, a more socially liberal version of Thatcher.

    You didn't give your opinion of Foreign Policy/defence, tax all round, the public sector, the EU, religion, so its a bit hard to guess.
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    (Original post by Thechairman)

    "libertarians and socialism are very incompatible , my friend I refer you to Ron Paul
    Derp

    Damn, double derp.

    Ron Paul isn't even a libertarian.
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    I hope I get a reply from whoever negged me.
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    (Original post by chefdave)
    You sound like a bit of a one nation Tory/libertarian and dare I say it UKIPer to me.
    df is wrong with UKIP?
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    I assume the neg is for calling paul a fake libertarian, well lets look at some issue where he takes an authoritarian, constitutionalist and Christian stance

    Gay marriage:states rights
    Drugs:states rights
    Immigrationtate authority (herp)
    Illegal Immigration:Federal authority (derp)
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    You're a lefty nutter.

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