13 People You’ve Probably Met If You Study Politics at University
Everyone has an opinion on almost everything; sometimes they are constructive, sometimes they are not.
1. The person who makes you look bad in seminars.
These people will work for the IMF or Amnesty International one day, but for now they are just there to make you feel inferior and tear apart any argument you bring to the seminar.
2. The PPE student.
Thinks their degree is better than yours and is probably right. Could also be your next Prime Minister.
3. The ‘expert’ who doesn’t study Politics.
No matter how many hours you’ve spent revising intellectually-grounded arguments, they just won’t hear it. They’ll leave you wishing Politics was a mandatory GCSE.
4. The Meninist.
Convinced they’re the underdogs despite following the oldest ideology in the book. Often seen wearing a fedora.
5. The closet Trump supporter.
There is always that one person who throws out a curve ball like, “war is good for the economy” or, “maybe it’s time to we introduced forced labour encampments for the poor.” Look out for these people.
6. The seminar ghost.
It’s your first day, you’re excited and ready to become friends with people who share your passion for politics and then -poof- you don’t see them again for 6 weeks.
7. The Flip Flop.
The one who can’t seem to take a side and instead believes the answer is usually in the middle. Most likely a Lib Dem supporter.
8. The content warning enthusiasts.
Who are always there when you slip up.
9. The hometown ranter.
You can’t log onto Facebook without seeing this one. You could reason with them but they probably won’t listen.
10. The Ecologist.
While you’re there bickering about the EU or foreign policy in the Middle East, the Ecologist is warning you about the one true threat.
11. The Brexiteer.
It’s true that university is overcrowded with left-wing, pro-EU types. That doesn’t mean you won’t find the odd Brexit supporter.
12. And the Remainer-in-Denial.
They believe that the fight for EU membership is not over and probably won’t ever give in.
13. The Capx reader.
To these guys, Capitalism is flawless. Don’t spend too much time around them unless you want to hear about the benefits of free trade and how communism is a purge on a free society.