Most Britons strongly opposed to thinking about war

THE majority of Britons are against thinking about a new war in the Middle East.

Research by the Institute for Studies found that 89% of UK residents were ‘strongly opposed to dwelling on’ military intervention in Syria.

Mother-of-two Emma Bradford said: “My mental forces are already stretched to capacity thinking about nice clothes, buying a bigger house and children’s after school clubs.

“It’s the government’s responsibility to ensure that when I turn on the television I see comforting images of beaches, lambs and cake.”

Plumber Roy Hobbs said: “As if I don’t have enough political concerns, what with the neighbours complaining about my plans for an extension. They should just do what they need to do but keep it off the telly.

“It’s strongly against my principles to think about these things other than as a foregone conclusion over which I have no control.

“A new war in the Middle East? No – not in my brain.”