Posted: 15 May 2008
Nearly eight out of ten people (79%) in Great Britain think the government should support a worldwide ban on cluster bombs according to a new YouGov poll released today.
Findings from the poll commissioned by Amnesty International, Landmine Action and Oxfam also indicate that more than six out of ten people (62%) believe that the UK Government cannot claim to act as a force for good in the world if it fails to adopt the treaty.
These findings come days before a major conference in Dublin where world leaders will finalise the text of an international treaty to ban the use and stockpiling of cluster munitions.
Landmine Action’s Director, Simon Conway said:
‘The polling is clear; people recognise that if Britain is to be a force for good in the world, the government should totally ban these weapons – no exemptions, no loopholes.’