08 May 2007

Imperial Rules!

Crown On The British Pint Rescued by Conservative MEPsCongratulations to the Metric Martyrs campaigners and the Conservative MEP Giles Chichester who, having first saved the crown on the British pint, has now rescued pounds and ounces, yards, feet and inches, and miles per hour from the European bureaucrats!

Claiming credit for the decision, Mr Chichester said, "I am happy that the Conservatives have persuaded the Commission that it is good not only for international business but for the British people that traditional measurements are kept. I just hope there won’t be any more need for Metric Martys and that the Government will avoid forcing metrication down the public’s throat."

Just goes to show that common-sense can occasionally win the day.  Cheers!