Most Britons back assassination of terrorists in UK or abroad, poll finds

A majority of Britons support the “targeted killing” of terrorists, both overseas and at home, according to a YouGov poll.

The survey, carried out for the defence policy thinktank RUSI and launched in London on Tuesday, finds 54% of the public support assassinating individual terrorists abroad, against 31% who object. Killing terrorists in the UK is backed by 52%-34%. An even more decisive 57%-29% supports the targeting of kidnappers and pirates. [cont.]

Tom Clark, The Guardian