Get rid of the ‘European’ kilos: Brits will soon weigh in pounds and ounces again

Get rid of the 'European' kilos: Brits will soon weigh in pounds and ounces again

Johnson thinks it’s a great step forward, although the opposition Labor party says the prime minister “doesn’t have his priorities in order”. “How detached can you be from reality, if you care more about grocery price tags than ordinary people are about grocery shopping,” Labor Deputy Leader Angela Rayner asked.

kilo and liter

In the European internal market, products must meet the same requirements everywhere, and this also applies to such things as price tag, sizes and weights. Mandarins should be sold at a kilo and beer at a liter. This has been a concern of the British for years, who have used the imperial system of pounds, ounces and pints for hundreds of years.

A group of shopkeepers even allowed her to file a lawsuit in 2001, but they lost it. In the British press they were then referred to as Shuhada Metri, “Martyrs of Metri”.

next to each other

After years of bargaining, Brussels let British shopkeepers To place both units next to each other On the price tag, as long as the European metric system is printed at least in pound price size.

But this rule also became an important symbol during the Brexit campaign as an example of interference from Brussels. It was Johnson himself who, in 2019, when he wanted to become party leader and prime minister, vowed to ‘restore this ancient freedom’.

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