Britain wants to revive imperial measurements to mark Queen's jubilee

31/5/2022 5:12:00 PM

Britain wants to revive imperial measurements to mark Queen's jubilee

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Britain wants to revive imperial measurements to mark Queen's jubilee

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to revive Britain 's traditional system of imperial measurements, such as pounds and ounces, in a post-Brexit move that has divided the public and businesses. Coinciding with this week's 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, the government will launch consultations on how to change the law on weights and other measurements to capitalise on...

ReutersLONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to revive Britain's traditional system of imperial measurements, such as pounds and ounces, in a post-Brexit move that has divided the public and businesses.Coinciding with this week's 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, the government will launch consultations on how to change the law on weights and other measurements to capitalise on freedoms after leaving the European Union.

While the bloc normally requires members to use the metric system, it allowed Britain, while a member, to label its produce in some imperial units alongside metric units. Speed limits are set in miles per hour and milk and beer are sold in pints, but most other products such as sugar are sold in grams and kilograms.

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Reuters LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to revive Britain's traditional system of imperial measurements, such as pounds and ounces, in a post-Brexit move that has divided the public and businesses. Coinciding with this week's 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, the government will launch consultations on how to change the law on weights and other measurements to capitalise on freedoms after leaving the European Union. Based on an original painting sold last year, each piece is made with layers that include diamond dust and platinum leaf. While the bloc normally requires members to use the metric system, it allowed Britain, while a member, to label its produce in some imperial units alongside metric units. MOM instructed the employer and occupier, RJ Contract, to stop work activities within the premises while they are investigating the incident. Speed limits are set in miles per hour and milk and beer are sold in pints, but most other products such as sugar are sold in grams and kilograms. "And whilst I painted the piece, I tried to imagine . After leaving the European Union in 2020, Britain is reviewing thousands of rules that it retained and determining whether they serve the national interest..

This includes the rules banning sales of packaged goods like sugar in some imperial units.. Increase in workplace deaths There has been 25 workplace deaths in 2022 so far, higher than the first half of 2021 and 2019 at 23 and 17 recorded deaths respectively, reported CNA. "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 said on Monday (May 30). Some Britons hailed the plan as a way to reconnect with the past." Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning and currently the world's oldest monarch, became queen on Feb. Cheryl Devlin, who runs a fruit-and-vegetable stall in west London, said the imperial system was part of Britain's culture. "It's just nice to keep our heritage. Her coronation took place on June 2, 1953. Her coronation took place on June 2, 1953.

I was brought up with pounds, shillings and pence and, you know, just why has it got to go?" she said. "Why can't we keep what we've had for a hundred years?" But Sophie Bainsfair, living nearby, said the move would be a hassle and confusing. Priced at 1,550 pounds ($1,960), Griffiths' prints go on sale on June 4 on the West Contemporary Editions online platform, with 150 pounds from each sale going to the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Children's Charity. "I don't understand why you want to go back," she said. "It doesn't make any sense. Griffiths' original sold for 25,000 pounds at a fundraiser in December, with proceeds also going to GOSH." ALSO READ: . ($1=0.