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Poll shows opposition to Libya plan

More than half of people believe British servicemen should not risk their lives protecting Libyan opposition forces, a new study has shown.

The ComRes poll, for ITV News, found some 53% of those consulted felt it would be unacceptable for British personnel to die fighting for the Libyan opposition to Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

Just one in three people (35%) agreed with the decision to take military action.

But according to the survey, nearly half (49%) of adults felt such intervention constituted an unnecessary risk for Britain.

ComRes interviewed 2028 people online over the weekend. The findings were weighted to be demographically representative.

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