Nearly half of us blame the government for the junior doctors' strike

The junior doctor’s strikes will continue next week in England after talks with the government broke down.

On 10 February doctors will walk out of hospitals and clinics, however union leaders have said medics will still provide emergency cover, a step back from the original full walk-out planned.

The strike will also last longer than planned - a full 24 hours as opposed to the original 8-5 planned action.

A new survey of 1,642 British adults by YouGov, conducted on 1-2 January 2016, has shown that 49 per cent of people support the junior doctors in their action.

Of those surveyed, 31 per cent opposed the action and 19 per cent were not sure.

When asked who was most to blame for the dispute between the BMA and the government, leading to strike action, 45 per cent said the government.

Thirty per cent said both equally, 12 per cent said the BMA and 13 per cent said they did not know.

The first junior doctors' strik this year took place over 24 hours on 12 January.

(Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)


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