On 16 June 2021, the government published a set of proposals from the independent “Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform” (TIGRR). These proposals aim to reduce regulation of British businesses, thereby providing them with an advantage over foreign competitors.Continue reading “Retrograde step proposed for retail trade”
The British retreat on metrication from the early 1980’s, starting with the abolition of the Metrication Board, is a symptom of British exceptionalism. Ronnie Cohen looks at this issue, or should we say problem?Continue reading “Imperial dimensions of British exceptionalism”
Ronnie Cohen looks at the tenuous link between the imperial foot and human feet.
It seems it will be a while before we are able to return to the pub and enjoy our favourite tipple while socialising with our friends. In the mean time, Metric Views points to a paradox that some may wish to ponder over their pint.
Ronnie Cohen draws attention to an exchange of e-mails between a visitor to the UKMA web site and himself, on behalf of the UKMA Committee.
We return after a break with a short article from one of our supporters about a recent film release Continue reading “Two kinds of country?”
UKMA has received a message from a viewer of BBC’s ‘Autumn Watch’. This article includes the message and the response.
An argument made against metric-only labelling in the US is that manufacturers would need to change packaging to rational metric sizes. Ronnie Cohen looks at the UK’s experience over the past 50 years.