BBC poll says scrap the Hunt Act

The BBC held a poll and too many people came. At least too many people came and voted for the “wrong” thing.

The poll was initiated to determine what legislation the people would like to see scrapped. Unfortunately for the BBC the vote came in strongly to repeal the Hunt Act which the Labour government passed in 2005 making hunting with dogs a criminal offense.

It seems that it was with some reluctance that the Hunt Act was even put on the list for the poll even though it had received the most nominations from listeners.

The lopsided win for repealing the Hunt Act made some commentators extremely unhappy, saying the vote had been rigged.

Gee, you set up an open poll and you get people who feel very strongly for an issue voting their convictions. Who would have guessed?

It points up an old truism: If you don’t like the answer you shouldn’t have asked the question.

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