Poll: Is Britain right to assist the French intervention in Mali?

 

Monday 14 January 2013 14:20
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France yesterday sent more troops and warplanes to Mali and stepped up anti-terror measures at home
France yesterday sent more troops and warplanes to Mali and stepped up anti-terror measures at home

It was announced yesterday that Britain is to transport foreign troops and equipment to Mali amid efforts to halt an advance by rebels. The help was agreed in a phone call between David Cameron and President Francois Hollande, after France sent in forces to support the Malian government.

Are we, as Ian Birrell argues in his column, morally obliged to intervene in Mali? Or, is this, as Owen Jones has it, the beginning of just another doomed and damaging foreign war?

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