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    It feels like I am reading the Communist and/or Socialist Manifesto sometimes. I get that students tend to be left wing but it all seems a bit satirical on here.
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    It's actually a pretty even split between the left and the right. Although I'll grant there are lot more socially liberal people than socially conservative here.
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    I think there are lots of different groups here (left-wing and right-wing), but those who speak their mind and actively discuss politics tend to be more ideological than those who just use TSR for revision, etc.

    As a result, it can seem that there are a large number of Communists, etc, but I do doubt that.
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    Given the views people have on the current Syria situation, I think this place is more right wing. But naturally, given the vast number of members, there will be a mix.
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    (Original post by Mr_Vain)
    It feels like I am reading the Communist and/or Socialist Manifesto sometimes. I get that students tend to be left wing but it all seems a bit satirical on here.
    Keep reading - it's definitely not left wing overall. I would say it has a bias towards the right, or at least, a bias towards libertarian views and reactionary opinion.
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    TSR is not really a left wing environment. It is mostly liberal right.
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    I can imagine raising tuition fees threefold for students didn't make them any more popular on a student forum
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    There is actually a thriving conservative party who have recently come a very close second in the TSR general election and have won a number of times previously, and which I am a member of!
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    I think, and still think that TSR is left wing. This was true when I first joined and still remains true to this day.

    (Original post by Lord Harold)
    There is actually a thriving conservative party who have recently won the TSR general election and have done a number of times previously, and which I am a member of!
    We came second (very close result though) in terms of votes but equal with TSR Labour in terms of seats.
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    I don't think it's that left wing.
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    I think, and still think that TSR is left wing. This was true when I first joined and still remains true to this day.



    We came second (very close result though) in terms of votes but equal with TSR Labour in terms of seats.
    Oh damn it! The PM send to me by the Speaker was quite unclear if I may say so, it made it seem as though we had won, never mind!
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    Sheer comedy at the idea of Labour still being left-wing...
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Keep reading - it's definitely not left wing overall. I would say it has a bias towards the right, or at least, a bias towards libertarian views and reactionary opinion.
    Oh come on, half of the views people on here have are so socially left wing that they're probably related to Marx himself.
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    (Original post by Mr_Vain)
    It feels like I am reading the Communist and/or Socialist Manifesto sometimes. I get that students tend to be left wing but it all seems a bit satirical on here.
    I haven't seen many "traditional" twentieth century left-wing viewpoints on here? Interesting.
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    I'm still in two minds about this.Personally I think the numbers are spread roughly evenly, but the right-wingers on average post more. And in general, TSR has a socially libertarian outlook.
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    I'd say it's an even split (though right wingers post more) and always has been. Its easy to see the enemy everywhere tho...
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    (Original post by anarchism101)
    I'm still in two minds about this.Personally I think the numbers are spread roughly evenly, but the right-wingers on average post more. And in general, TSR has a socially libertarian outlook.
    Your an anarchist? This means you do not fit on the political compass, yes?
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    I'm an anti-authoritarian Socialist personally.

    A lot of people on here seem to share the same principles but have a wide variety of opinions on the way that certain principles are meant to manifest themselves through society.
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    Please define right or left wing, because I do not know which category I belong to.
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    (Original post by felamaslen)
    Please define right or left wing, because I do not know which category I belong to.
    Interventionist economics: Left --- Free market economics : Right --- Then we have social liberals or authoritarians. Social liberals would advocate for gay rights etc, authoritarians may argue for more CCTV cameras etc. Liberal = individual freedoms (excluding economic for social) and authoritarian = more government control in how people live their lives.
 
 
 
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