Tuesday, September 21, 2004

UK Voters Want Troops Out

Most voters want date set to bring troops home

Alan Travis, home affairs editor
Tuesday September 21, 2004
The Guardian

The overwhelming majority of voters - 71% - including Labour supporters want Tony Blair to set a date for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq, according to this month's Guardian/ICM opinion poll.

The finding represents a big swing in public mood since May when 45% of British voters told ICM the troops should remain in Iraq "for as long as necessary".

Growing violence in Iraq over the summer and the high-profile interviews with the families of dead British soldiers may well have contributed to this change in public opinion.

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