The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

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How will you vote in the 2017 UK General Election?

Conservative
9
20%
Labour
21
46%
Liberal Democrat
10
22%
SNP
1
2%
UKIP
2
4%
Green
1
2%
Other
1
2%
Won't Vote
1
2%
 
Total votes: 46

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Metalchemyst » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:33 pm

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Haldamir319 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:20 am

Metalchemyst wrote:Try this quick test: https://www.psychologistworld.com/tests ... m-language


This is hilarious. It got me as 67% conservative... I'm fairly left wing.
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Metalchemyst » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:17 pm

Haldamir319 wrote:
Metalchemyst wrote:Try this quick test: https://www.psychologistworld.com/tests ... m-language


This is hilarious. It got me as 67% conservative... I'm fairly left wing.
Left wing in what ways?
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:49 pm

It's just bog standard grammar traps.

For example.

A) Amanda is conservative.
B) Amanda is a conservative.

What does that even mean? Is she conservative when it comes to curtains or wallpaper? No bold choices, just beige...

Most people would pick A unless they mean the party. But the c is lower case which implies it's not talking about the political party.

Highlighting poor grammar in other words.

About as valid as those "tests" they have on the CBBC website to see what animal or cartoon character you are.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/type ... ity#filter
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Metalchemyst » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:30 pm

^ The idea is that conservatives prefer clear, simple statements while liberals are more likely to beat around the bush in they way they write and speak. I've been reading some very interesting stuff on the general subject of liberals .V. conservatives:

https://onbeing.org/programs/jonathan-h ... s-oct2017/

". . . Psychologically, what we find empirically is that people who identify as conservative tend to like order and predictability, whereas people who identify as liberal, they like variety and diversity. I have one study where we have dots moving around on a screen. Conservatives like the images where the dots are moving around more in lockstep with each other. Liberals like it when it’s all chaotic and random.

. . . Jonathan Haidt does describe five primary moral foundations that are held across individuals and cultures. People who are liberal and conservative, he says, value two of these in common, compassion and fairness. But conservatives simultaneously juggle three other moral values — of loyalty, authority, and sanctity."

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion - J.Haidt
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Metalchemyst » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:03 pm

This is a proper test: https://www.idrlabs.com/morality/6/test.php

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Your morality is closest to that of a Conservative.
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Metalchemyst » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:46 pm

It's looking like 5 more years of a Conservative government, then 5 more after that if Labour insist on having a woman leader after Jeremy Corbyn.
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby bloodofthekings » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:32 am

Metalchemyst wrote:It's looking like 5 more years of a Conservative government, then 5 more after that if Labour insist on having a woman leader after Jeremy Corbyn.


Why would having a female leader make a difference?