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The public supports air strikes in Syria

If Jeremy Corbyn thinks the public share his opposition to further intervention in the region, he is wrong

By Peter Kellner  
The government has public support for air strikes against Islamic State in Syria ©David Jones/PA Wire

©David Jones/PA Wire

Two years ago, MPs voted narrowly against Britain taking part in air strikes against Syria. One of the arguments advanced by opponents of military action was that public opinion rejected it. The sole piece of scientific evidence (as opposed to the self-selecting minority who wrote to MPs) was a YouGov survey for the Sun, which found that…

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