there are two different axes which are important in describing British people's political views.Interesting to separate these things out this way. I, for instance, am an internationalist / rehabilitationist with centrist economic views, whatever that means...
The first and much more important axis descibe's people's views on crime and punishment, Europe, and other transnational issues including immigration and international law. This is an identifiably left-right axis, but it is not the traditional left-right scale of economic views.
The second axis, which is much less important is about economics — among other things. People who believe in free markets are also likely to support the war in Iraq and prefer an American to a European model of government. This too might be called left-right, but questions about international relations and other issues are mixed in with the economic issues.
via A Welsh View.
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