New poll suggests majority of voters agree with Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy

New poll suggests majority of voters agree with Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy

The poll was conducted by The Independent

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A new poll has revealed a majority of people agree with Jeremy Corbyn's view of UK intervention in foreign policy. 

A few days after Manchester Arena was bombed by Salman Abedi, killing 22 and injuring dozens, the Labour Leader gave a keynote speech on foreign policy.

He claimed UK intervention in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan had increased the risk of terrorism in the UK, and called for the Government to admit "the war on terror" had failed.  

Both comments drew controversy and were condemned by his Tory party rivals, who accused him of being an "apologist" for the terrorists.

However, an exclusive survey conducted by The Independent prior to the terror attack on London Bridge has shown a majority of people agreed with the Labour leader on this point, with 75% of the sample taking this view. 

National security has become a primary focus of the election in the wake of a number of high-profile terror attacks in London and Manchester over the last three months. 

Voting opens on Thursday.

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