Friday, 20 November 2015

The Telegraph: If David Cameron wants to send troops into Syria, the voters are behind him

The Telegraph: If David Cameron wants to send troops into Syria, the voters are behind him

Article by Tom Mludzinski

"Of course, there is much more to making decisions about going to war than public opinion, but it nevertheless plays an important role in understanding the willingness of a nation to get involved. The scars of the Iraq War are still prominent but the threat of Isil may be overriding other concerns.
New ComRes polling this week reveals that six in ten (60 per cent) Britons now support air strikes on Syria. However, more startling are the levels of support for sending in troops on the ground. While already half (50 per cent) back sending British troops to launch a ground war against ISIS (compared to 31 per cent to oppose it), support rises further if we were to go in alongside US/French allies (59 per cent support) or if the UN were to launch a ground war (68 per cent)."

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