Older generations oppose use of British troops in Syria

Opposition to British military involvement is far higher among older people than in younger generations, according to the ITV News Index, carried out by ComRes.

More than three in five (62%) people over the age of 65 disagree with the use of British ground troops in the event that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people.

That compares to only 18% of 18-24 year olds and 25% of 25-34 year olds.