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There’s no shortage of services on the Internet that will help you to discern which parties’ principles match your own, but many of them are horrendously tedious – and that’s coming from a political blogger.
Thankfully the folks at PositionDial have come up with system that does not have you sifting through policy statements that the parties will never fulfil anyway, and instead outlines broad principles that you can agree or disagree with.
It’s not entirely without its faults. Whilst you can declare yourself neutral on an issue there is no button for saying you are completely ignorant, and it’s unclear how the weighting of policy areas works.
Like other tools it also lacks the ability to handle nuanced answers. Whether immigration needs to be reduced depends very much on what kind you are talking about, and at what rate.
Still, it’s quite good fun, even if it did declare me a Labour supporter…
Well, turns out I’m a Labourite. I may have to reassess things. @PositionDial pic.twitter.com/oueGfbGslC
— Jimmy Nicholls (@jdenicholls) April 11, 2015