Politics

23 October 2015

Allyson Morgan

42% of Brits think British woman fleeing IS should not be allowed to return to the UK

Summary

  • 32% of women in the UK want her to return under certain conditions
  • 33% of 16-19 years say her British citizenship guarantees a problem-free return
  • 55% of 60-69 years state she should not be allowed to return

Is there a point of no return?

Hundreds of Britons have defected to ISIS and the government is working with imans and former radicals in an attempt ot de-radicalise potential defectors. One British woman and mother of five decided to go to ISIL occupied territories to be with her husband, and now wants to return to the UK. mingle Trend asked the British public if she should be allowed to return freely to the UK

42% of the Brits who took part in the latest survey think she should definitely not be allowed back to the UK. 29% would agree for her to return to her country of birth but under certain conditions and 18% would like her to be repatriated with no fuss or bother. Men (46%) oppose her return to the UK noticeably more than women (38%); who are more likely to be unsure of the appropriate action than men. The youngest generation are more tolerant; 33% would like the authorities to accept her return with no question compared to 14% of 60-69 years. 55% of the oldest participants do not want her to return to Britain, even though she does hold British citizenship.

Recently the foreign secretary hinted British citizens who pledge their allegiance to Iis could potentially be charged with high treason, but what does this more than six hundred years old law mean? And how can this law, which saw people convicted hung, drawn and quartered be applied to 21st Century? This is a tricky subject, but one which the Brits seemingly feel very strong about. If British citizens leave to fight for Isis then either they are not allowed back or only under certain conditions. What is your opinion?

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Survey data base

Type of survey : British population between 16-69 years of age
Sample :905 British participants selected on a representative basis.
Survey time : 15.10.2015 until 20.10.15
Method: Online survey, sample

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