Friday, 6 November 2009

73% of British public want troops brought home

Nearly two weeks ago I blogged about a Channel 4 poll which investigated public attitudes to the occuaption of Afghanistan. Now they've done a new poll, to guage the impact of the news about the 5 UK soldiers killed this week and the revelations about the Afghan elections.

It reveals a sharp increase in support for bringing the troops home. The figure for wanting troops withdrawn either immediately or within the next year has risen from 62% to an astonishing 73%. This is clearly opposed to government (and, for that matter, official Opposition) policy. It serves as the basis for renewing and strengthening the movement to end the war and occupation.

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