Outrage in the UK over Johnson’s plan to bring back his old British colleagues

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson can also draw on needed criticism in his ranks in response to his plan to reintroduce the old metrics of the British colonial empire in addition to the metric system.

Lord Stuart Rose, a Conservative member of the House of Lords and chief executive of British supermarket chain Asda, speaks of “complete nonsense”, according to the newspaper. Watchman

The British Economy Ministry is conducting a consultative tour on the plan to bring back the old British comrades. However, Lord Rose has already indicated that companies are not interested in additional costs and that there are more urgent things happening in the world.

“Does anyone in this country under 40 know how many ounces are in a pound?” Rose asked aloud in a conversation with Radio Times.

According to British media, Johnson thinks it’s a brilliant idea for British identity to restore the old procedures that were in place before Britain joined the European Union in 1973. He called it an “important step to re-enforce our national rules”. The opposition believes that it is completely meaningless nostalgia.

The Metric System vs. the British Imperial Standard System

Currently, the metric system is required by law in the UK for trade, so product quantities are expressed, for example, in grams, kilograms, milliliters or liters.

The old “British Imperial Standard System”, which the United States still uses for measurement and weight, is based mainly on the measurement of “yard” length (91.4 cm), measurement of mass “pound” (0.453 kg) and measurement of volume of “gallon” (3.785 liters) .

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There are fourteen pounds in the “stone” and the pound itself is divided into sixteen ounces.

The system also has a “fluid ounce” (2.84 cl) of liquid stuff. Of those, twenty are in a pint and 160 in a gallon.

Johnson does not want to abolish the metric system, but wants to create a legal framework that makes the use of traditional units of measurement legal again.

Johnson has yet to say anything about the currency unit, the pound sterling. It has been divided into 100 pence since 1971. But that was 240 pence before that. The coin was divided into twenty “shillings” and each shilling contained twelve “pence”.

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