This week Gordon Brown has been outlining new counter-terrorism measures, including a new unified border force, and allowing police to detain terror suspects for longer than the current maximum of 28 days. Please say whether you agree or disagree with the following statements.
|Government should put combating terrorism ahead of concerns for civil liberties, and give police whatever powers they need||73%||21%|
|Gordon Brown’s proposed new counter-terrorism measures are more about looking tough on terrorism than making Britain safer||60%||29%|
|New laws will not make any difference to the level of terrorist threat Britain faces||51%||39%|
|Britain should distance itself from the United States to reduce the threat of terrorism!!! (Dumber Than a Spice Girl)||49%||43%|
Source: Populus / The Times
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,007 British adults, conducted on Jul. 25 and Jul. 26, 2007. No margin of error was provided.