Thursday, 21 April 2005

The Times political test

Whilst browsing the Times site for news on campaining for the May 5th election, I noticed a political test which is similar in format to the Nolan Chart (a test used by libertarian organisations in the USA).

My position on the chart isn't that surprising, since I scored in the libertarian category. My social score was 69 and my economic score was 74.

The test is intriguing and is well tailored to British political culture. One thing I dislike about the Nolan Chart is that it's too 'American centric' and doesn't translate internationally. The term 'left-liberalism' has little meaning in Europe, since liberalism isn't really considered a leftist ideology here.