Britain considers reviving imperial measurements

STORY: Britain is weighing a return to imperial measurements

to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

It would mean swapping grams and kilograms for pounds and ounces

[Cheryl Devlin, Owner, Devlin's Greengrocers]

“Fantastic. 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? Why can't we keep what we've had for a hundred years? Why has it got to go? Keep it coming. Bring it all back. Whatever else you want to bring back, bring it back.”

The UK uses a mix of metric and imperial measurements

EU law required the sale of certain products under the metric system

Britain has been reviewing thousands of laws since Brexit in 2020

[Lisskulla Ljungkvist Wagner, Notting Hill resident]

“I've read in The Guardian that it's something about pleasing the people who wanted Brexit. I don't know if that's true, but apparently they said that there had been pressure for it to come back.”

[Sophie Bainsfair, Notting Hill resident]

“If people can choose then that’s fine but on the other hand, though, you know, my generation, I mean, 20, 30 years, I probably won’t, I might be around, God willing, but I might not. So I don't understand why you want to go back. It doesn't make any sense.”

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