Attitudes to Ukraine crisis

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RESEARCH by professors at Essex University has found big differences in the attitudes towards intervention in Ukraine.

When asked if Britain should get involved in the conflict, 39 per cent of Conservatives, 34 per cent of Labour supporters, 58 per cent of Ukip supporters and 25 per cent of Lib Dems opposed any involvement.

The survey of 2,100 people was done by Tom Scotto and Paul Whiteley, from Essex University, along with professors from Exeter and Texas universites.

It also showed older people were more opposed to British intervention.

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11:07am Fri 14 Mar 14

Tolkny says...

Britain is involved - one of the first official visitors to the new Kiev government was the British foreign minister last weekend.


The USA Secretary of State has been at the Foreign Office in London this morning and is reported to be due to meet the Russian Foreign Minister in London today.

We need our press to educate us about the intricacies of international governmental relationships.

Cathy Ashton a British appointee to the European Commission is engaging with the participants on behalf of the EU.

Involvement does not begin with military action!
Britain is involved - one of the first official visitors to the new Kiev government was the British foreign minister last weekend. The USA Secretary of State has been at the Foreign Office in London this morning and is reported to be due to meet the Russian Foreign Minister in London today. We need our press to educate us about the intricacies of international governmental relationships. Cathy Ashton a British appointee to the European Commission is engaging with the participants on behalf of the EU. Involvement does not begin with military action! Tolkny
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11:52am Fri 14 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

We should keep out of any involvement. There are clearly many from the Ukraine who wish to be aligned to Russia because they dislike the Western approach to our liberal attitudes on many topics, the main one being same sex relationships. Far from it for me to comment on such things for the fear of being branded homophobic but they are entitled to their views, as anyone else is, but in this country people are vilified for speaking their mind on such topics.
We should keep out of any involvement. There are clearly many from the Ukraine who wish to be aligned to Russia because they dislike the Western approach to our liberal attitudes on many topics, the main one being same sex relationships. Far from it for me to comment on such things for the fear of being branded homophobic but they are entitled to their views, as anyone else is, but in this country people are vilified for speaking their mind on such topics. Say It As It Is OK?
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12:05pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Tolkny says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
We should keep out of any involvement. There are clearly many from the Ukraine who wish to be aligned to Russia because they dislike the Western approach to our liberal attitudes on many topics, the main one being same sex relationships. Far from it for me to comment on such things for the fear of being branded homophobic but they are entitled to their views, as anyone else is, but in this country people are vilified for speaking their mind on such topics.
What does that mean - should Parliament pass a vote of no confidence in William Hague for visiting the unelected Government in Kiev last weekend?

Should we bar the USA Secretary of State from Meeting the Russian Foreign Minister in London, should we make no appointments to the European Commission, withdraw from the Security Council of the United Nations where the UK is one of only five permanent members?

I say NO to all those questions but a big YES to should our newspapers strive harder to help their readers be internationally literate about international governmental relationships and our parliamentary system of governance here in the UK, because too many of us (including me) are VERY poorly informed when we pontificate!
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: We should keep out of any involvement. There are clearly many from the Ukraine who wish to be aligned to Russia because they dislike the Western approach to our liberal attitudes on many topics, the main one being same sex relationships. Far from it for me to comment on such things for the fear of being branded homophobic but they are entitled to their views, as anyone else is, but in this country people are vilified for speaking their mind on such topics.[/p][/quote]What does that mean - should Parliament pass a vote of no confidence in William Hague for visiting the unelected Government in Kiev last weekend? Should we bar the USA Secretary of State from Meeting the Russian Foreign Minister in London, should we make no appointments to the European Commission, withdraw from the Security Council of the United Nations where the UK is one of only five permanent members? I say NO to all those questions but a big YES to should our newspapers strive harder to help their readers be internationally literate about international governmental relationships and our parliamentary system of governance here in the UK, because too many of us (including me) are VERY poorly informed when we pontificate! Tolkny
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