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Readers’ comments: Left populism good, Right populism bad

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In response to Janice Davis: Are you populist or democrat, Humpty or Dumpty?, James Alexander wrote:

Well, I got a smile by following the “I did the Guardian quiz – How populist are you?” link above and taking their test. Apparently the vast majority, 80 per cent or more, of Guardian readers are populists! (Presumably followed by a mass re-evaluation in front of computer monitors up and down the country to deem ‘left-wing populism’ as somehow OK while ‘right-wing populism’ is still bad ‘by definition’).

kazdix wrote:

The quiz puts me closest to Viktor Orban, I approve. But what would a Leftie make of a wife and mother, have worked in the private sector, the public sector and for a charity. Currently I work in the Left’s beloved NHS (blessings be upon it!) I also volunteer for a charity, go to church occasionally and make and sell items as part of my own business. Like all people I am a mix of things, and DO NOT define myself as my politics. I will give to charity at my choosing and WILL NOT be emotionally blackmailed to care for an issue at a political party’s (or BBC) dog whistle.

Captain Scarlet wrote:

I was left of Orban, which I am closest to apparently!

I think the Political Compass test is less biased however.

Simon Platt wrote:

Interestingly, the Guardian thinks I’m closest to Nigel Farage, but Political Compass puts me over with Stalin, Mao, Castro and Mugabe.

Just goes to show you the inadequacy of two-dimensional politics.

rapscallion wrote:

I was just a tad to the right and just a tad under Donald Trump, which came as no surprise.

captainslugwash wrote:

Just under Salvini. Not ashamed at that.

Little Black Censored replied:

If it is where the Guardian puts you, it is a compliment.

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