Saturday, 21 February 2015

Is Anyone There?


In the last few weeks I kept coming across the Political Compass diagram showing the relative positions of the UK parties.




And so I decided to check my position again, having done so in 2007 and 2014.  The diagram below shows my (slightly) changing positions.


Political Compass over time


It’s lonely!


Is anyone there?



  1. Hello Calum. You will find me moving around all over the place on that diagram. I refuse to be pinned down. Say hello as I pass you on one of my forays into the extreme left moderate libertarian ground and if you have a message to pass on to any right wing authoritarian I'll pass it on when I'm up there.

  2. I don't think I have any words to say to a right-wing authoritarian but thanks for the offer.

  3. There are some odd features in where the parties have been put on the grid. Conservatives much more to the right than UKIP. Labour mainstream right wing authoritarian. Calum more left wing than Scottish Socialist Party, and indeed nobody farther to the left than Calum. No party occupying right wing libertarian ground. And for the record, when I do it I come out pretty much dead centre point, but that's because my answers wildly veer between all extremes all over the place, and I can disagree vehemently with everybody on something (which will not surprise you).

  4. Yes, I know what you mean. I had the same thought about my being to the left of the SSP and I came to the conclusion that there is a flaw in the PC algorithm.

    But then no one claims that it is scientific. It's a bit of fun.

    I re-did test and answered to the same side as previous (ie where I agreed before I agreed again etc) but I never answered 'strongly'.

    I came out as Left -7.0; Libertarian -4.0