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Dundee LibDems say poll highlights voters' mistrust of Labour

August 24, 2006 10:34 PM
Cllr Helen Dick, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dundee's Strathmartine Ward

Cllr Helen Dick says poll highlights voters' mistrust of Labour

Dundee Liberal Democrats have today (Thursday 24th August) warned that this week's ICM poll for the Guardian clearly highlights voters' mistrust of Tony Blair's New Labour government.

Dundee LibDem councillor Helen Dick said, "Only 1% of voters believe the Government's foreign policy has made Britain safer, despite the fact that action in Iraq and Afghanistan has been justified in part to defeat Islamist terrorism. This is a damning indictment of the Labour Government."

The ICM poll also found that just one in five people thinks the Government tell the truth about the terrorist threat. For example :

• Generally speaking, do you think that government policies such as backing for action in Iraq and Afghanistan have made this country more of a target for terrorists, less of a target, or have they made no difference one way or the other?

More of a target 72%; Less of a target 1%; No difference 22%; Don't know 5%

• When it comes to potential terrorist threats against this country, do you think that the Government…

Exaggerates the threat 21%; Tells the truth about the threat 20%; Tells less than it knows about the threat 51%; Don't know 9%

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