A WHOPPING 84% of Politicalite readers OPPOSE military action in Syria Politicalite can reveal.
In a poll of 1,500 readers, only 16% backed Theresa May’s plan to go to war in Syria following Bashar Al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma last week.
The poll resonates with a recent YouGov poll that said only 22% of Brits would support the UK government pursuing military action against the Syrian regime.
“Even though most Britons believe a chemical attack has been perpetrated, only 22% of Britons would support a cruise missile attack against the Syrian military,” said YouGov.
The result comes as Prime Minister Theresa May held a “War Cabinet” at Number 10 to authorise strikes in Syria.
British Cabinet ministers reportedly agreed “on the need to take action” in Syria to “deter the further use of chemical weapons.”
Ministers agreed it was “highly likely” the Assad regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack at a cabinet meeting lasting more than two hours.
They agreed that the use of chemical weapons must not “go unchallenged”.
May also spoke to US President Donald Trump late last night and they agreed that Assad had “established a pattern of dangerous behaviour in relation to the use of chemical weapons”.
“They agreed to keep working closely together on the international response.” Downing Street said.
READERS WANTED PROOF
Many readers wanted Proof before any action, and yesterday French President Emmanuel Macron said he had “proof” of a chemical weapons attack by Assad.
Macron said in a TV interview on French TV: “We have proof that chemical weapons, at least chlorine, were used, and that they were used by the Bashar al-Assad regime.”
“We cannot allow escalation [of the armed struggle to] take place in the region,” he added.
Macron also added that France would make a decision “in due time” along with Britain and the U.S. on how to respond to the growing Syrian crisis.
The French Prez also confirmed that he had talked Donald Trump relating to the evidence and said “Our teams work closely together.”
President Trump on Wednesday told Moscow to “get ready” for incoming US missiles.
Britain and America were looking ever more likely to go to War in Syria after Prime Minister Theresa May ordered UK submarines within range of Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian forces on Wednesday night.
A source told the Telegraph. “We are moving subs in, we are doing everything necessary operationally to do that.
“If any action is going to happen it is going to happen before Monday because once you start having a debate about it, it will be very difficult for Number 10 to do anything.”