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Offline John

Re: Advantages of Brexit so far
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2022, 06:15:22 PM »



Brexit: Ministers tasked with looking for economic benefits of reintroducing Imperial units
“The fact the government is undertaking a study into this shows just how out of touch they are," Sarah Olney said.
 by Henry Goodwin
2022-02-23 12:30

The government plans to launch a study of the economic benefits of reintroducing Imperial units of measurement, in an effort to quantify a supposed advantage of Brexit.

Ministers sparked mockery for the “ludicrous” move, which will reportedly be overseen by the business department this year.

Boris Johnson suggested in 2019 that measuring in pounds and ounces was an “ancient liberty”, as he pledged to welcome a new “era of generosity and tolerance towards traditional measurements”, the Independent reported.
‘Minister for Brexit opportunities’

The prime minister this month appointed Jacob Rees-Mogg as “minister for Brexit opportunities”, to look at how Britain might benefit from its divorce from the European Union.

Imperial-only labelling stopped being used by businesses in the early 1970s when Britain joined the European common market, but some remain attached to it regardless.

Instead of 1,000 grams representing one kilogram as under the metric system, the Imperial system says there are 14 pounds in a stone, 16 pounds in an ounce, then 256 drachms to the pound. *

And for liquid, there are 20 fluid ounces in a pint and 160 in a gallon – instead of metric’s 1,000 millilitres in a litre.


https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/brexit-ministers-tasked-with-looking-for-economic-benefits-of-reintroducing-imperial-units-313176/

*Not sure if this is tongue-in-cheek or not (obviously incorrect).

Johnson has made a right mess of it since leaving.
A malicious prosecution for a crime which never existed. An exposé of egregious malfeasance by public officials.
Indeed, the truth never changes with the passage of time.

Offline Myster

Re: Advantages of Brexit so far
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2022, 07:49:43 PM »

Instead of 1,000 grams representing one kilogram as under the metric system, the Imperial system says there are 14 pounds in a stone, 16 pounds in an ounce, then 256 drachms to the pound. *

And for liquid, there are 20 fluid ounces in a pint and 160 in a gallon – instead of metric’s 1,000 millilitres in a litre.


https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/brexit-ministers-tasked-with-looking-for-economic-benefits-of-reintroducing-imperial-units-313176/

*Not sure if this is tongue-in-cheek or not (obviously incorrect).
No, it's correct... drachms is just an alternative spelling of drams...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dram_(unit)

Offline Carana

Re: Advantages of Brexit so far
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2022, 08:30:02 PM »
No, it's correct... drachms is just an alternative spelling of drams...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dram_(unit)

LOL Thanks, but there aren't 16 pounds to an ounce, surely?

Offline Carana

Re: Advantages of Brexit so far
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2022, 08:37:44 PM »
Johnson has made a right mess of it since leaving.

How could it not have been a mess?

Wouldn't it have made sense for at least a SWOT analysis to have been done BEFORE the referendum?

Offline Carana

Re: Advantages of Brexit so far
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2022, 08:41:37 PM »
For anyone interested, an analysis of the "Benfits of Brexit" paper:
http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.com/2022/02/hunting-benefits-of-brexit.html

Offline Myster

Re: Advantages of Brexit so far
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2022, 08:58:00 PM »
LOL Thanks, but there aren't 16 pounds to an ounce, surely?
Young Cambridge graduate Henry Goodwin got that one ar$e about face, didn't he!

Offline Carana

Re: Advantages of Brexit so far
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2022, 09:07:12 PM »
Young Cambridge graduate Henry Goodwin got that one ar$e about face, didn't he!

Or else I weigh somewhat fewer ounces than I thought I did! :)

To be fair, I've occasionally done the same in late-night editing.

Offline Carana

Re: Advantages of Brexit so far
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2022, 10:14:16 AM »
Apparently a cartoon in the FT on Rees-Mogg's new job as Minister of Brexit Opportunities.


Offline barrier

Re: Advantages of Brexit so far
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2022, 01:35:52 PM »



Brexit: Ministers tasked with looking for economic benefits of reintroducing Imperial units
“The fact the government is undertaking a study into this shows just how out of touch they are," Sarah Olney said.
 by Henry Goodwin
2022-02-23 12:30

The government plans to launch a study of the economic benefits of reintroducing Imperial units of measurement, in an effort to quantify a supposed advantage of Brexit.

Ministers sparked mockery for the “ludicrous” move, which will reportedly be overseen by the business department this year.

Boris Johnson suggested in 2019 that measuring in pounds and ounces was an “ancient liberty”, as he pledged to welcome a new “era of generosity and tolerance towards traditional measurements”, the Independent reported.
‘Minister for Brexit opportunities’

The prime minister this month appointed Jacob Rees-Mogg as “minister for Brexit opportunities”, to look at how Britain might benefit from its divorce from the European Union.

Imperial-only labelling stopped being used by businesses in the early 1970s when Britain joined the European common market, but some remain attached to it regardless.

Instead of 1,000 grams representing one kilogram as under the metric system, the Imperial system says there are 14 pounds in a stone, 16 pounds in an ounce, then 256 drachms to the pound. *

And for liquid, there are 20 fluid ounces in a pint and 160 in a gallon – instead of metric’s 1,000 millilitres in a litre.


https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/brexit-ministers-tasked-with-looking-for-economic-benefits-of-reintroducing-imperial-units-313176/

*Not sure if this is tongue-in-cheek or not (obviously incorrect).

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