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Commentary on the measurement muddle in the UK
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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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Costs of supporting dual measures

23 March, 2017 - 09:08
Ronnie Cohen provides us with an example from his work of the additional costs that businesses face as a result of having to provide for dual measures. Imagine how much better off we might be if all such costs in the UK economy … Continue reading →
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Then there were two

16 March, 2017 - 13:19
We ask if it is time for supporters of so-called British weights and measures to come to terms with the fact that only two systems of weights and measures are recognised world wide, and British aka Imperial is not one of … Continue reading →
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Pricing, profits and customer confusion

2 March, 2017 - 12:00
Inevitably, the referendum result has led to calls for a return to some of the measurements that Britannia used when she ruled the waves. Ronnie Cohen suggests an underlying reason. It is reported that a previously unknown politician who last year unsuccessfully challenged Mrs … Continue reading →
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No flight information please – we’re British

22 February, 2017 - 21:04
Ronnie Cohen wonders why at least one budget airline flying from the UK targets its flight information at continental and American passengers. When you fly, you are likely to be able to see moving-map information on the plane’s in-flight entertainment system. This is real-time … Continue reading →
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Smart meters, or not?

16 February, 2017 - 13:22
Readers may have seen a recent TV programme that was highly critical of the energy smart meter “roll out”. Some of you may now be wondering why a nation that made a mess of the simple task of adopting a … Continue reading →
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