Blair's foreign policy made UK unsafe: Survey
At least 72% of those polled believe the threat from terrorists has increased due to the foreign policy of the Labour Govt.india Updated: Aug 22, 2006 13:31 IST
Tony Blair's foreign policy has made Britain more of a target for terror attacks rather than making it safe, a survey said on Tuesday.
According to a survey published in today's edition of The Guardian, 72 per cent of those polled believe the threat from terrorists has increased due to the foreign policy of the Labour government.
Only one per cent think the intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq and the subsequent war on terror has made Britain a safer country, the survey says.
It also indicates that majority of the people are suspicious about what the ministers are saying on matters related to terrorist attacks.
A whopping 72 per cent are sure that the ministers have exaggerated the threat while only 20 per cent believe the government has been telling the truth.
The poll also rates the support for the ruling Labour party at a 19-year low of 31 per cent, while the main opposition Conservative party led by David Cameron rose to 40 per cent.