Veterans from several UK conflicts arrive at Downing Street. They have come to throw their medals on the ground outside the Prime Minister’s London
Veterans from several UK conflicts arrive at Downing Street.
They have come to throw their medals on the ground outside the Prime Minister’s London residence in protest at the Government’s decision to bomb Syria.
vfpuk</a> Veterans For Peace discard medals in disgust over Britain's attacks on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Syria?src=hash">#Syria</a> <a href="https://t.co/wn9NM0caPT">https://t.co/wn9NM0caPT</a> <a href="https://t.co/okrqBWENZ7">pic.twitter.com/okrqBWENZ7</a></p>— ITN Source News (itnsourcenews) December 8, 2015
Veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya to discard their medals at Downing Street.
— VFP UK (@vfpuk) December 7, 2015
“They are ashamed they had to take part in those wars. The second world war was a necessary war. Most wars since have been totally unnecessary and avoidable.” said Second World War D-Day veteran Jim Radford.
Public support for air strikes falls
The UK lower house agreed to take part in air strikes on strategic targets in Syria last week.
Latest research, however, suggests support for action in Syria has fallen to its lowest level since September 2014.
Net support has dropped seven points but 48% of those polled still approve of action, compared to 31% who don’t.