British Conservative but American Democrat? Watch
Even if you look at the more radical democrats of today, Bernie types, most of their radical demands (free healthcare, same sex marriage, abortion laws, gun control) are all things that the tory party supports.
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Judging by this graph from 2017 I think not
Connor27 you seen this
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As for your other comment.. It was the conservative party who legalized same sex marriage. Labour had 13 years in power to do it and didn't.. for all his problems it was cameron who finally made it legal.
The second picture in the artcile is also very important for context:
What you can see pretty clearly from that is how far off their mid-point is from the reality of british people and society. According to them, The majority of Labour goverements/parties have been solidly right-wing authoritarian parties, and only 3 times have Labour actually been a left-wing party.
The reality is that if you made this, and you removed the bias. The center lines should be roughly in line with the mass of Labour red-dots around 2005-2006. That is pretty much the center of british politics. Blair was a very succesfull centerist and it puts most labour goverments slightly to the left of center, and most tory goverments slightly to the right.
Doing that gives you an accurate representation of whats happened with Corbyn. He has shifted the party really far left (great for those who support him). If you compare him to blair, the difference is pronounced. But the tory party hasn't changed much at all over the past 20 years. They are largely still the same, a little more liberal socially, and a little more conservative economically.
Honestly, the chart is about as biased as you can get, and the only justification I can see for showing it that way, is that its a Corbyn/momentum supporter who wants to frame the graph around Corbyn being a moderate left-wing individual, while very other party, even the majority of Labour goverments, every other party is off to the right..
Anyone with an anounce of political knowledge knows that's not true.
Socially, I would say the Conservatives are centre left (equivalent to New Labour) - banning abortion, maintaining strict gun control, legalising gay marriage, legalising cannabis for medical reasons, giving 0.7% GDP in foreign aid, having soft laws with soft sentencing, supporting the environment, being the nanny state (thinking sugar tax), raising the minimum wage and maintaining a 2004 ban on fox hunting.