Having seen a few members post their Political Compass polygraph scores recently, I thought it would be interesting to collate all our results and plot them on the same chart. For comparison, we asked all the other political societies at the University of Birmingham to create their own score charts as well.
The Political Compass adds a new edge to the traditional ‘right v left’ debate, adding an authoritarian v libertarian aspect as well. It’s not perfect – some of the questions are heavily loaded towards a certain answer being given but it makes for an interesting comparison none the less.
I’ll let you analyse each of the scores yourself – if there is anything you think is worth commenting on then go for it..
A decent spread of results showing we are indeed a broad church / big tent party. All on the right (sound!) but with quite a few on the libertarian side reflecting what I see as the apparent resurgence of libertarianism and classical liberalism within Conservative Future and the national conservative youth movement as a whole, especially compared to the parliamentary party.
Birmingham University Labour Students
University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats
Birmingham Broad Left Society
(Hopefully I’ll add in a few other scores if and when they come)
Make of it what you wish!
Charlie Winch (BUCF Media & Publicity)
Twitter – @ce_winch