Brits ask for freedom, politician dismayed

Reading Nealz Nuze this morning, I learned that BBC Radio 4 - with the blessing of the Labour Party - allowed its listeners to submit which issue they would most like to see introduced into future legislation consideration in the British Parliament. Unusual as this idea is, the radio network received over 10,000 entries, and narrowed it all down to the Top Five. So, which law won?

It appears more Brits are in favor of self-defense than some would've guessed:

The winning entry: The proposal to authorise homeowners to use any means to defend their home from intruders.

It seems that Labour Party MP Stephen Pound agreed beforehand to initiate whichever idea won. But the outcome certainly wasn't to his liking. Seems he underestimated the British citizens' desire to actually want to defend their homes and ensure their own safety in the face of danger. Imagine that. But quite an individualist concept doesn't sit well with government elites. In fact, Pound told the U.K. Independent that "we are going to have to re-evaluate the listenership of Radio 4", and has also denounced the idea as "ludicrous, brutal, unworkable blood-stained piece of legislation."

It appears that the "listenership of Radio 4" is more interested in freedom than Mr. Pound may have anticipated, or hoped.

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