Tory MP says imperial measurements are part of our 'national heritage and culture'
In yet another instance of the Tories doing something many of us absolutely did not ask for, at a time when it could really be focussing on anything else (ahem, a pandemic, climate emergency, cost of living crisis and war in Ukraine, for example), the Conservative Party has indicated it could bring back imperial measurements.
This is compared to metric measurements such as metres, millilitres and kilometres.
Despite facing accusations of “weaponising nostalgia”, the UK government had previously listed a review of “the EU ban on markings and sales in imperial units” as a “Brexit freedom” since our departure from the bloc.
They wrote in September last year that they would be legislating on the issue in “due course”.
And more recently, technology minister told Sky News: “It’s allowing a bit of our national culture and heritage back onto the shop shelf.”