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 The figure for wanting troops withdrawn either immediately or within the next year has risen from 62% to an astonishing 73%.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.