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Newsnight poll suggests Afghanistan war 'unwinnable'

Sixty-four per cent of British people think the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable, a BBC poll suggests.

More than two thirds (69%) also think that the government has not done all it can to support British forces fighting in the conflict.

Only 27% agree that the government has given sufficient support to UK forces.

The poll was conducted for the BBC's Newsnight programme and included a random sample of 1,004 people in England, Scotland and Wales.

The data was collected between 19-21 February 2010, while more than 1,000 British troops were taking part in Operation Moshtarak as part of a 15,000-strong Nato and Afghan offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan's Helmand province.


Newsnight commissioned the poll, conducted by ComRes, to assess what people think about Britain's involvement in the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

The war began in 2001 in res


Added: Feb-23-2010 Occurred On: Feb-23-2010
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