Where does the balance of views lie?

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From what I have seen so far in this forum there is alot of very varied debate. The general topics of conversation seem to be the BNP, America, Islam and the odd topic on British affairs eg. the Euro/ NHS and smoking. So basically race/ religion/ and foreign affairs with some British policy. Is this a good general reflection of the topics discussed here normally?

Is it possible to characterise the views of people on here to any extent. I notice that there are some very devout religious members and quite a few quite right wind members with strong views. If it is possible where do most people who debate on lie on the political spectrum?

Lastly how well informed are in general most members on here if it is possible to say?
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From what I have seen so far in this forum there is alot of very varied debate. The general topics of conversation seem to be the BNP, America, Islam and the odd topic on British affairs eg. the Euro/ NHS and smoking. So basically race/ religion/ and foreign affairs with some British policy. Is this a good general reflection of the topics discussed here normally?

Is it possible to characterise the views of people on here to any extent. I notice that there are some very devout religious members and quite a few quite right wind members with strong views. If it is possible where do most people who debate on lie on the political spectrum?

Lastly how well informed are in general most members on here if it is possible to say?
Id say teh majority pretty much just go on with political correctness and at the same time are extremely quick to condem other people for not having a nyansed view. Furthermore, what is your idea of a right-wing person? I pretty often get stamped as right-wing cus I supported the invasion of Iraq, but in reality I am closer to liberal-center. But then, everyone claim to be at centre and accuse everyone else for being left/right wing.
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Id say teh majority pretty much just go on with political correctness and at the same time are extremely quick to condem other people for not having a nyansed view. Furthermore, what is your idea of a right-wing person? I pretty often get stamped as right-wing cus I supported the invasion of Iraq, but in reality I am closer to liberal-center. But then, everyone claim to be at centre and accuse everyone else for being left/right wing.
lol indeed I would say I am near the centre, as for my defintion of right wing, its difficult I agree and in that respect I supose I should not of used the term however with people seemingly defending the BNP it is difficult to know what other words could be used. - the point in case in your sig i see.
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Id say teh majority pretty much just go on with political correctness and at the same time are extremely quick to condem other people for not having a nyansed view. Furthermore, what is your idea of a right-wing person? I pretty often get stamped as right-wing cus I supported the invasion of Iraq, but in reality I am closer to liberal-center. But then, everyone claim to be at centre and accuse everyone else for being left/right wing.

I always think that there is a difference between "socially right wing" and "fiscally right wing"...

The two dont have to go together
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From what I have seen a lot people politically seem to be centre leaning slightly to the right in their political views. This is especially what I have seen in debates on the BNP and asylum seekers. Personally I would put myself quite left wing in most of my beliefs but not as far as the socialist workers party or communism.
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I always think that there is a difference between "socially right wing" and "fiscally right wing"...

The two dont have to go together
Such as Richard Nixon - socially right wing, however economically was forced to use Keynesim
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Im the opposite - Socially liberal - fiscally conservative
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I always think that there is a difference between "socially right wing" and "fiscally right wing"...

The two dont have to go together
Well, still. I am not socially right wing, even though I supported the invasion of Iraq. As an example, I dont agree with those who try to limit immigration as much as possible. People seem to have the idea that if you support one policy of the right wing, then you support the rest as well. Im a pragmatic. Sometimes you need to be liberal, other time authority is requiered. Some times you want a free market, other places you need public service.
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Well, still. I am not socially right wing, even though I supported the invasion of Iraq. As an example, I dont agree with those who try to limit immigration as much as possible. People seem to have the idea that if you support one policy of the right wing, then you support the rest as well. Im a pragmatic. Sometimes you need to be liberal, other time authority is requiered. Some times you want a free market, other places you need public service.
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Well, still. I am not socially right wing, even though I supported the invasion of Iraq. As an example, I dont agree with those who try to limit immigration as much as possible. People seem to have the idea that if you support one policy of the right wing, then you support the rest as well. Im a pragmatic. Sometimes you need to be liberal, other time authority is requiered. Some times you want a free market, other places you need public service.
I agree that it is important to examine the merit and disadvantages of every issue, quite often one view can led to another especially if the reason behind them is a general one such "The state should not be interfering in the rights of the individual", that would give a fixed view on economics, the health service, education and freedom of speech.
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