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Ok, that's enough philosophising about the death penalty.

I've seen the Political Compass before, but this is the first time I've actually answered the questions.

Economic Left/Right 1.5; Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -3.13

But it's ridiculous. It's not meaningful to reduce the umpteen dimensions represented by the questions to single numbers. It's easy to see that two people of tremendously different views could end up with the same scores.

As EM said, it's a bit of fun. Kling's take is more serious, but I think it helps to consider that someone's different view on some issue is because they might be favouring egalite when you are favouring liberte. Such understanding might even promote a bit of fraternite.

Aug 20, 2018 at 12:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobert Swan

Ha, ha, ha - Fake News exposed

Daily Mail Journalist inteviewed by interviewee and runs away

LMAO at another Newman vs Paterson SJW Lefty journo bigtime epic fail

Grrrr. Why does DM hate so many? Plastic, Cars, Amazon, Tommy, RoP, SmartMeters, Parking rip-offs, immigration, EU - it's like an internal war.

Crackers anyone? With UK, EU or ROW cheese? Mmm, Pimula & Kaviar.

Aug 20, 2018 at 12:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterLiberty Dog

Re the teachers : This morning Farage gave the voting stats for Uni lecturers 22% vote green, and 0.4% vote UKIP

Ah it was a Toby Young article
TOBY YOUNG: It's no wonder degrees are going out of fashion when universities have become the Madrassas of the Left
\\ It’s no secret that the overwhelming majority of British academics are Left-of-centre. A survey carried out by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2015 found that 46 per cent of university employees intended to vote Labour, 22 per cent were Green supporters and only 11 per cent were Conservatives.
A vanishingly small 0.4 per cent said they intended to vote for Ukip – even though the party polled 12.6 per cent of the popular vote in that year’s General Election.//

Aug 19, 2018 at 11:19 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

I mentioned the Political Compass because the discssion was drifting that way.

I regard it as a bit of fun, but it was quite revealing as to which of you have a stick up your arse.

Aug 19, 2018 at 11:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterEntropic man

Talking of prisons etc.

Is your father alive ?
- No he died, he was up on a platform and he fell right through a trap door to his death
- Jesus what a terrible accident !

...... No it wasn't an accident ... they were hanging him
Stan Laurel

Aug 19, 2018 at 11:11 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@Pcar I cannot believe how angry and hatey the libmob over at the BBC are
Hatred of Trump is so ingrained with them
that when they did a short video about spiders and how stories about False Widow Spiders are #FakeNews they did a graphic with President Trump's face mocked onto a spider

Aug 19, 2018 at 11:07 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@golf charlie, Aug 19, 2018 at 9:09 PM

Autumn must be on its way, there is evidence of the pitter patter of tiny feet.

I need to buy more peanut butter.

Why are you feeding PB to spiders? Do they eat it?

Aug 19, 2018 at 10:31 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@AK, Aug 19, 2018 at 7:46 PM

EM. Why have you resuscitated the left-right, libertarian- authoritarian index which you introduced here some time ago? There is still an active discussion thread that you set up. Do you have shares?

Why not? Unthreaded is for airing anything. Perhaps you will post a result again.

Aug 19, 2018 at 10:30 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

Love him or loathe him, Trump leads the world against pointless Global Warming rubbish
"Since President Trump’s election, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has turned off its massive regulatory printing press. The nation is still here, there have been no man-made environmental catastrophes, and job creation is quickly growing now that the business community is not under the daily fear of another regulation that will slash its profits, force it to lay off employees or put it out of business."

The UK's Climate Change Act, written by Briony Worthington, was used as a template for the EU. When will the UK follow Trump's lead and scrap the CCA, the most disastrous legislation ever?

Aug 19, 2018 at 10:24 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Delingpole: History Teaching Has a Dangerous Left-Wing Bias…
...Indeed, anti-patriotism seems to be the prerequisite if you want to get on as a modern historian...

Spot on Mr D

Aug 19, 2018 at 10:15 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

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