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17 Mar, 2013

Iraq war damaged Britain, says new poll – The Independent

More than half the British public believes involvement in the Iraq war damaged the country’s reputation around the world, a new poll reveals today.

On the 10th anniversary of the invasion, the survey by King’s College London (KCL) and Ipsos Mori shows opposition to UK involvement is the majority view. But most people still think the UK should intervene abroad when justified.

The public’s view of whether the war in Iraq was justified has shifted over the years. Polling trends show support peaked at over 60 per cent in favour in April 2003 after the fall of Baghdad, but by 2007, 83 per cent opposed the war, driven by the feeling that the public had been deceived, particularly by the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

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