The question posed was the following:-
"Which of these more closely describes your political philosophy?The result was 60:40 (16:11) in favour of the second philosophy, which is a textbook definition of Socialism, the first being a textbook definition of Conservatism (from Andrew Heywood's Political Philosophies).
"I believe that human beings are essentially limited and security-seeking creatures, drawn to the known, the familiar, the tried and tested. Human rationality is unreliable, and moral corruption is implicit in each human individual.
"I regard humans as essentially social creatures, their capacities being shaped more by nurture than nature. Their propensity for cooperation, sociability and rationality means that the prospects for human development and personal growth are considerable"
Leaving aside the remarkable fact that anyone could bring themselves to vote for Conservatism - such an unremittingly negative view of humanity when laid out in such black and white terms (it seems even some of the right wing readers of this blog could not stomach the textbook definition of Conservatism), it shows that socialism is still alive and well. That is socialist philosophy not social democratic philosophy! Makes you think.