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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    Aph There is not gag placed on UKIP members but we have not made efforts to encourage UKIP MPs do these tests, and I do not enjoy answering 50 question to be told I am right wing.
    Is that because you don't like being right wing? And that's a shame. Without UKIP it's hard to do a proper analysis.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    I am proud to be right wing, I happily share my views, argue for what I believe is right, and enter debates about policy in all types of situations, not only the Conservative and UKIP Clubs where people often agree. I am not convinced of the usefulness of tests that attach arbitrary weightings to answers that are dependent on the interpretation of the question.
    While I think the tests themselves are inaccurate and just plain rubbish, it still serves as a good comparison between parties.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    I am proud to be right wing, I happily share my views, argue for what I believe is right, and enter debates about policy in all types of situations, not only the Conservative and UKIP Clubs where people often agree. I am not convinced of the usefulness of tests that attach arbitrary weightings to answers that are dependent on the interpretation of the question.
    Indeed this - I don't need a test to tell me what I think, based on wether I said I 'agree' or 'strongly agree'. There are questions included that I care little about and ones excluded that I care greatly about. It is a poor test - any test of its kind is bound to be.

    However as everyone does the same Qs it has some small value as a comparative tool. A crappy comparative tool due to the interpretation issue you mention, but still.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    So can we expect any more UKIP results or...
    Happy?

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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Main difference is social I think, only Labour and Ukip have different economic memberships to RL I think (Labour less Blairites here, Ukip less ultra right wingers).

    I'm all for prostitution and porn both morally and economically however we have a nation with a large number of obese people and around a fifth who smoke, I don't consider people capable of entirely rational decisions when it comes to health and with some drugs having negative effects (heroin addiction) I consider it plain immoral for the state to allow its citizens to harm themselves.
    I probably wouldn't word it as strongly as that but I tend to agree. I, for example, favoured the proposed ban on smoking for those born after 2000 (I don't care all that much though, as I suspect the habit will die out on its own soon enough). This would be rather unpopular with many of my party members - many of whom are staunchly libertarian. Its a view I respect and understand but I have never called myself libertarian and was surprised to be told I was by the test. This is because the test asks about the legalisation of cannabis. I was the singular abstention in a bill on this issue a while back, and vaguely support it as I feel the science shows it isn't very harmful at all. The same goes for the hallucinogens this House recently legalised. I would not however support the legalisation of heroin and cocaine. I do feel the state can an often does know better than the individual.
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    Happy?

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    Greetings General Pinochet.

    I've never seen such a score before, well done.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    Happy?

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    Bloody hell that's extreme (compared to the rest of us).
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    Happy?

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    Are you a student?! How on earth are you so extreme? And yes, it makes teh liberals actually liberal now.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    I probably wouldn't word it as strongly as that but I tend to agree. I, for example, favoured the proposed ban on smoking for those born after 2000 (I don't care all that much though, as I suspect the habit will die out on its own soon enough). This would be rather unpopular with many of my party members - many of whom are staunchly libertarian. Its a view I respect and understand but I have never called myself libertarian and was surprised to be told I was by the test. This is because the test asks about the legalisation of cannabis. I was the singular abstention in a bill on this issue a while back, and vaguely support it as I feel the science shows it isn't very harmful at all. The same goes for the hallucinogens this House recently legalised. I would not however support the legalisation of heroin and cocaine. I do feel the state can an often does know better than the individual.
    We've seen a continued decline with smoking although I fear vaping has attracted new users.

    I don't care about cannabis or magic mushrooms too much (though I'd not vote for them to be legal myself) but I do think harmful and synthetic drugs (LSD) should remain prohibited.

    As a good capitalist though I'm not opposed to the production for industrial/medical purposes which is the arrangement we have with Cannabis now.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Greetings General Pinochet.

    I've never seen such a score before, well done.
    Thanks. Well, he did bring about the "Miracle of Chile", didn't he?

    I guess you really need an authoritarian with neoliberal policies to bring rapid economic growth, whether it is Park Chung-hee or Lee Kwan-yew.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Are you a student?! How on earth are you so extreme? And yes, it makes teh liberals actually liberal now.
    You can hardly talk of being extreme

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    Are you a student?! How on earth are you so extreme? And yes, it makes teh liberals actually liberal now.
    Yes. I guess it is because I am an authoritarian neoliberal capitalist that you find me "so extreme".
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    Aph now has more UKIP figures to use in his analysis; I praise the consistency between leader and deputy leader.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    You can hardly talk of being extreme

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    I'm the the most extreme but I recognise that I am extreme.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    I'm the the most extreme but I recognise that I am extreme.
    Asking somebody how they can be so extreme whilst being at least as extreme is inherently idiotic.
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    My goodness, you lot are genuinely bonkers.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Asking somebody how they can be so extreme whilst being at least as extreme is inherently idiotic.
    Extreme in the opposite direction though
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Extreme in the opposite direction though
    Your point? Does it amaze you that people can actually have different opinions to you?

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    UKIP is truly the broadest party.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Your point? Does it amaze you that people can actually have different opinions to you?

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    i know people have have different veiws however wrong I may think that they are, it amazes me that anyone can be that far right and so authoritarian.
 
 
 
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