Britain desires to revive imperial measurements to mark Queen’s jubilee

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson desires to revive Britain’s conventional system of imperial measurements, resembling kilos and ounces, in a post-Brexit transfer that has divided the general public and companies.

Coinciding with this week’s seventieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the federal government will launch consultations on the way to change the regulation on weights and different measurements to capitalise on freedoms after leaving the European Union.

Whereas the bloc usually requires members to make use of the metric system, it allowed Britain, whereas a member, to label its produce in some imperial items alongside metric items. Pace limits are set in miles per hour and milk and beer are offered in pints, however most different merchandise resembling sugar are offered in grams and kilograms.

After leaving the European Union in 2020, Britain is reviewing hundreds of guidelines that it retained and figuring out whether or not they serve the nationwide curiosity. This contains the foundations banning gross sales of packaged items like sugar in some imperial items.

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“You will know the EU regulation required the sale of certain products under the metric system, but the prime minister has been clear he wants to consult on this later this week,” the prime minister’s spokesman stated on Monday.

Some Britons hailed the plan as a solution to reconnect with the previous.

Kelly Wakeling stands at her market stall ALK Fruit and Veg on Portobello Road in London, Britain, May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Kelly Wakeling stands at her market stall ALK Fruit and Veg on Portobello Street in London, Britain, Might 30, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Cheryl Devlin, who runs a fruit-and-vegetable stall in west London, stated the imperial system was a part of Britain’s tradition.

“It’s just nice to keep our heritage. I was brought up with pounds, shillings and pence and, you know, just why has it got to go?” she stated. “Why can’t we keep what we’ve had for a hundred years?”

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However Sophie Bainsfair, residing close by, stated the transfer could be a trouble and complicated.

“I don’t understand why you want to go back,” she stated. “It doesn’t make any sense.”

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