Inspired by Ruth Dudley Edwards here I have just taken the Political Compass Test here with the result that I find that although the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela might find me a bit authoritarian, no other among the current world leaders would. I also found that although a bit centre right compared to them, Ed Miliband would find me a sopping wet lefty. Oh the shame of it!
For reference my scores were :-
Economic Left/Right: 1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.69
I shall follow Ruth’s habit and check back from time to time to see how my instinctive responses are moulded by current affairs. It’s an interesting way of looking at where your opinions lie in something more in-depth than the usual left-right scale.