Poll: EDL incites terrorism in Britain

A new survey has found that almost two thirds of Britons – 61 percent – believed that activities by far-right groups such as the so-called anti-Islam English Defence League (EDL) make terrorist attacks more likely.

The survey, carried out for the Mail on Sunday by Survation, also showed 64 percent of voters believed that the UK needed more stringent terrorism laws to prevent such attacks as the one happened a few days ago in Woolwich, southeast London, where two assailant hacked off-duty soldier Lee Rigby to death in broad daylight.

The poll, meanwhile, found that 63 percent would support the death penalty for convicted terrorists.

And just 40 percent of people said they felt the government should revive plans for the “snoopers’ charter”, the ditched

Communications Data Bill, to secretly monitor communications such as emails.

The survey showed good news for the Prime Minister, with the UK public giving strong backing to his response to the incident in Woolwich.

His handling of the situation brought David Cameron a plus 19 rating, but his deputy Nick Clegg was awarded zero. The opposition Labour Party chief Ed Miliband received a plus six rating.

MOL/HE

This article originally appeared on: Press TV