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Commentary on the measurement muddle in the UK
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The American Influence on Canada’s Metrication

18 May, 2017 - 04:17
John Frewen-Lord, a frequent contributor to Metric Views, has just returned from one of his regular trips to Canada. He gives us his thoughts. It is well known that metrication in Canada is in as much of a muddle as … Continue reading →
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A Dickensian surprise

11 May, 2017 - 18:59
Charles Dickens is enduringly popular for his memorable characters and his portrayal of the social evils of Victorian England. One of our regular readers, Martin Vlietstra, draws attention to an unexpected contribution he made to Britain’s long-running metrication debate. Charles … Continue reading →
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Strange ideas about budgets at the DfT

4 May, 2017 - 07:09
Ronnie Cohen comments on the way the UK Department for Transport (DfT) struggles to maintain a consistent approach to spending. I recently asked the DfT how much money will be diverted from high priority areas and a breakdown of high priority … Continue reading →
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Positions of main parties and politicians on metrication

27 April, 2017 - 18:37
At the beginning of the General Election campaign, Ronnie Cohen looks at the current stance of the main political parties and the position taken in the past by some of their MPs. On 18 April, Prime Minister Theresa May called … Continue reading →
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Odd and inconsistent product descriptions

10 April, 2017 - 06:10
We highlight an oddity in Waitrose product description and pricing, recently picked up in an article on msn. And no, this is not a belated April fool story. There was recently an article published on about Waitrose selling empty … Continue reading →
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Global Britain or Imperial isolation?

2 April, 2017 - 07:34
On 29 March, Sir Tim Barrow, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, handed a signed six-page letter from the British Prime Minister to the President of the European Council, invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and … Continue reading →
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