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A majority also wants tougher domestic legislation that would allow police more time to detain suspects while they investigate complex terrorism plots.
Some 69 per cent said that the police should be able to hold suspects for up to 90 days without charge, rather than be bound by the current 28-day limit.
The poll findings will encourage John Reid, the Home Secretary, who has warned the British public that they will have to forgo many of the freedoms and liberties they have grown used to in order to ensure the maximum level of security.
Seventy three per cent agreed that "the West is in a global war against Islamic terrorists who threaten our way of life
When asked whether Britain should change its foreign policy in response to terrorism only 12 per cent said it should be more conciliatory, compared with 53 per cent who thought it should become more "aggressive" and 24 per who wanted no change.
Some 60 per cent of people thought the war on terrorism would continue for at least 10 years, with 44 per cent of these thinking it would still be going on in 20 years' time.
Originally posted by CX
As for comments to ditch Britain on the basis of such a poll....
80% of Brits say "ditch US in terror war"; London Telegraph
People of England aren't waking up.
If that's true, then this American says ditch Britain. The brits have far more to lose over a loss of relations between the two nations. To quote my favorite president, "You are either with us or against us."
Originally posted by spencerjohnstone
We will just go with our european partners and just ignore your country.
Do it now!
Originally posted by Souljah
Well I am more then positive that mister Blair will soon arrange a New "Terrible Terror Attack" or at least another so-called "Terror Drill" to further convince his Minions into beliving with all their Heart and Soul into the alleged War on Terror.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
To quote my favorite president, "You are either with us or against us."
Originally posted by Ricky B
yeah, i'm one of the 80%, i dont think we should of joined america in their bid to take over the world
where was america when we needed help, we'v had terrorist attacks for years from the likes of the IRA