Visitors to the capital may have been surprised by the use of “minutes” to measure distance on many pedestrian signs. Metric Views has now come across correspondence between Ronnie Cohen and Transport for London (TfL) that provides the explanation.
We look into the recent story that appeared on BBC TV about the possibility of champagne becoming available again in the UK in pint bottles.
With Brexit still dominating the news, Ronnie Cohen looks at one of the biggest obstacles to completing our transition to the metric system: its perceived link to the European Union.
Ronnie Cohen takes a look at the beer and cider on sale in his local shops and supermarket.
Inevitably, the referendum result has led to calls for a return to some of the measurements that Britannia used when she ruled the waves. Ronnie Cohen suggests an underlying reason.
Supplementary indications received a reprieve in 2007, and will now, subject to the Brexit deal negotiated with the EU, need to serve only the needs of the UK economy. Ronnie Cohen wonders where US influence is likely to lead us.
We have updated an article that was first published in 2013.
In the third of our series of articles we look at EU involvement in the UK’s prolonged metric conversion.