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I would personally call myself a social democrat. I'd also be a Green as I support the Green Party.

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Pissed off.
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Massive Tory. Phenomenally so.
But what people call me sometimes is a lefty tory haha.
Also that I love them too much...
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I'm all over the place, really, which is why I find the whole left-wing/right-wing thing quite annoying. For example, I am in favour of longer prison sentences for people who have committed horrible crimes (which would be considered right-wing), but against people being sent to prison for tweets or because of council tax arrears (which would be considered left-wing).

Most people would probably consider me to be a tree-hugging liberal leftie, though.
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I'm all over the place, really, which is why I find the whole left-wing/right-wing thing quite annoying. For example, I am in favour of longer prison sentences for people who have committed horrible crimes (which would be considered right-wing), but against people being sent to prison for tweets or because of council tax arrears (which would be considered left-wing).

Most people would probably consider me to be a tree-hugging liberal leftie, though.
Trees need hugs too!
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I really dunno, you tell me

I am:

-Atheist and generally dislike religion
-Pro legalisation of (some) drugs
-Pro gay marriage etc
-Support universal healthcare
-Want less to be spent on military

but also:
-Strongly pro gun
-Support much longer/harsher sentences for heinous crimes
-Despise feminists, political correctness, etc
-Anti immigration/multiculturalism
-Don't give a **** about the environment


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Trees need hugs too!
They really do!
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I really dunno, you tell me

I am:

-Atheist and generally dislike religion
-Pro legalisation of (some) drugs
-Pro gay marriage etc
-Support universal healthcare
-Want less to be spent on military

but also:
-Strongly pro gun
-Support much longer/harsher sentences for heinous crimes
-Despise feminists, political correctness, etc
-Anti immigration/multiculturalism
-Don't give a **** about the environment


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Libertarian?
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Right-Wing Patriotic Conservative but neo-conservative to many international affairs.

Anti-drugs
Anti-multiculturalism
Pro-guns (Anti-gun control)
Pro-deterrence (stronger, better and laws that are actually enforced) as opposed to treating criminals like victims as if they are excused from their crimes and need 'rehabilitating'.

Also atheist.


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Zaros
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I'm a Thatcherite.
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Libertarian?
Nah he's anti immigration and multiculturalism. Also universal welfare is incompatible with economic libertarianism.

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Probably democratic socialist.

Socially very liberal
Pro feminist
Anti laissez faire
Anti armed forces glorification
Anti-gun
Pro-rehabilitation and practical punishment as seen in the Norwegian system
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I am a moderate domestic economic and social liberal, somebody who has a very conservative view of the world, but also somebody who believes that the state has a moral duty to protect citizens from harm both at home and abroad.

Economic liberalism
Tax radical, fiscally conservative. Small state compared to now. Open to state competitors in dysfunctional markets though, believe business needs regulating and acknowledges that firms have a monopsony over labour so open to things like minimum wage.
Do not support complete abolition of NHS.

Social liberalism
Pro gay marriage
Pro prostitution
Open to a degree of constitutional reform but skeptical of referenda

Conservative view of the world
Pro private education, pro grammar schools, pro education voucher system - the strong must not be held back by the weak
Strongly support western supremacy and closer union with our brethren in the Anglosphere
Strongly support war against Islam and far from convinced that Africa is capable of effectively governing itself
Strongly support free trade globally
Strongly support defense expansion and more aggressive stance to Russia

Moral duty
Strongly against legal firearms
Strongly against modern slavery
Strongly support harsher sentencing for violent criminals
Strongly support forced removal of tyrants
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(Original post by Kittiara)
I'm all over the place, really, which is why I find the whole left-wing/right-wing thing quite annoying. For example, I am in favour of longer prison sentences for people who have committed horrible crimes (which would be considered right-wing), but against people being sent to prison for tweets or because of council tax arrears (which would be considered left-wing).

Most people would probably consider me to be a tree-hugging liberal leftie, though.
Exactly my view.

Ideally I'd like to shape the justice system around the principal of violence so that fraudsters would get huge fines or their assets taken from them but rapists would spend decades in prison. As such the twitter guy would still be commiting a hate crime but he'd be given a fine to encourage him not to do so again.
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Extreme left, and willing to be liberal and autharitarian when it is nessesary.
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Exactly my view.

Ideally I'd like to shape the justice system around the principal of violence so that fraudsters would get huge fines or their assets taken from them but rapists would spend decades in prison. As such the twitter guy would still be commiting a hate crime but he'd be given a fine to encourage him not to do so again.
I'd mostly agree with that. Of course, the lines can blur. For example, if someone on Twitter (or online in general) is genuinely threatening someone, he or she can be considered a danger and a fine wouldn't be sufficient for that. In such cases, though, it tends to go deeper than their online activities. A friend of mine was being threatened online for a long time, by someone who, as it turned out, lived in her local area. He'd tell her that he knows where she lives, the coming and going of her partner, where her child goes to school, and then add threats to that. Which, obviously, had my friend terrified. But the charge for that would probably involve stalking and threatening behaviour.

Compared to that, threatening messages I have received online were unpleasant (death threats, rape threats etc) but they weren't personalised to that extent and I didn't feel terrified by them. So, I wouldn't want someone to go to prison for basically being a (insert rude word here).
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Supporter of Thatcherism/The new right, free market with a paternalistic Government.
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(Original post by bertstare)
I really dunno, you tell me

I am:

-Atheist and generally dislike religion
-Pro legalisation of (some) drugs
-Pro gay marriage etc
-Support universal healthcare
-Want less to be spent on military

but also:
-Strongly pro gun
-Support much longer/harsher sentences for heinous crimes
-Despise feminists, political correctness, etc
-Anti immigration/multiculturalism
-Don't give a **** about the environment


What am I?
UKIP
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Somewhere on the libertarian left. Willing to support slightly authoritarian left movements over right authoritarians.
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UKIP
Not really, they want to privatize the NHS, are certainly not very liberal on social issues, want to increase the defence budget, and as far as I know do not want drugs legalised
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