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Rising clamour for British troops to pull out of Afghanistan

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/10/2009

Peter Riddell and Michael Evans

"Calls for British troops to leave Afghanistan have risen sharply just as Gordon Brown prepares to send hundreds more to Helmand province.

"More than a third of voters (36 per cent) believe that troops should be withdrawn immediately, according to the latest Populus poll for The Times up from 29 per cent in mid-September. The growing unease at the armed presence has been driven by women. Four out of ten want Britain to quit Afghanistan, up from three out of ten over the past month. Opposition among men has risen from 29 to 32 per cent. Support for withdrawal is highest among Labour voters.

"Nine British troops were killed in the month up to the poll. Fifty-five have died in the past four months."

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"Rising clamour for British troops to pull out of Afghanistan", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 19/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/rising-clamour-for-british-troops-to-pull-out-of-afghanistan