The British public are unlikely to back involvement in Donald Trump’s conflict with Iran – New Statesman

Director of the British Foreign Policy Group, Sophia Gaston, wrote for the New Statesman as tensions escalated between the United States and Iran – citing new BFPG research to argue that Boris Johnson may be constrained by public opinion if he chooses to involve British forces in Donald Trump’s conflict with Iran.

She wrote: “there have been many turning points in British foreign policy, but in terms of its implications for British governance, and the fusing of the domestic and international spheres, the long-term influence of the war in Iraq cannot be overstated. Analysis of public opinion towards military interventionism makes clear that it precipitated a dramatic decline in support for proactive defence activities.”

New Statesman