EXCLUSIVE: Red Robin and Unite poll shows Scottish public opposes Syria bombing

An exclusive poll conducted for the Red Robin and Unite the Union by Survation has shown the Scottish public overwhelmingly opposes military action in Syria. The majority support Jeremy Corbyn's position of holding a Parliamentary vote before action.

The field work was conducted 20th - 22nd April with a sample size of 1,012 Scottish voters. 

This is the first in a series of articles releasing the results of the poll. 

 

The results of the poll (tables available here) is as follows:

Do you personally support or oppose the launching of military strikes against Syria by the UK?

Support 27.8%

Oppose 49.5%

Don't know 22.7%

Theresa May had obtained cabinet support for ‘'the need to take action'’ in Syria Which of the following is closest to your view?

Theresa May should have held a parliamentary debate and vote before intervening militarily in Syria 54.6%

Theresa May should not have held a vote 28.8%

Don't know 16.6%

Do you personally support or oppose the launching of further military strikes against Syria by the UK?

Support 21%

Oppose 53.2%

Don't know 25.9%

Which of the following is closest to your view?

The UK should only take part in new raids on Syria with the approval of Parliament 60.6%

The UK should take part in new raids on Syria regardless of the approval of Parliament 19.1%

Don't know 20.3%

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard said:
 
“These figures show that Theresa May does not have the support of the people for her decision to launch air strikes into Syria without consulting parliament.
 
“It was an arrogant move from a Prime Minister with no majority, no discussion with parliament and no agreement with the UN
 
"Political avenues should be exhausted before such a serious step is ever taken, yet the Prime Minister was been rushed into legally, morally and democratically questionable air strikes at the behest of Donald Trump.
 
"Britain should be taking a lead role in negotiating an end to the Syrian conflict and halting the abhorrent use of chemical weapons, rather than putting more innocent civilians at risk, and British military personnel too.
 
"The government must do all in its power to secure agreement from Russia and the US to an independent UN investigation of the chemical weapons attack, so that those who are responsible can be held to account properly.

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