Ronnie Cohen reports on his recent correspondence with the UK Department for Transport (DfT).
At last, the General Election campaign is over. And now, as we wait for the results, Ronnie Cohen looks at something completely different: Match of the Day. Or is it?
Posted in Media, Sport
Tagged BBC, football, graphic, imperial, information, Match of the Day, metric, MOTD, Premier League, pundit, statistics, TV
Ronnie Cohen takes a look at the beer and cider on sale in his local shops and supermarket.
Posted in Consumer affairs, Law
Tagged alcohol, beer, bottles, cans, champagne, cider, deregulation, packages, pints, quantities, regulation, shops, sizes, spirits, wine
In this article, Ronnie Cohen passes on information he has recently received from the Department for Transport (DfT).
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.
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.
Ronnie Cohen comments on the way the UK Department for Transport (DfT) struggles to maintain a consistent approach to spending.
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.
Posted in General
Tagged Conservatives, imperial measures, Labour, Lib Dems, Liberal Democrats, measurement, metric, metrication, opinion, parties, politicians, position, prospects, SNP, UKIP, view
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.
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 confirming the UK’s intention to leave the EU. So where do we go from here?
Posted in General, History, Myths, Views from abroad
Tagged agreement, Article 50, barriers, Brexit, Brexiteers, British, commerce, deal, Empire, EU, European Council, European Union, Eurosceptics, imperial, imperial measures, isolation, Leave, Lisbon Treaty, measurement units, metric, myth, negotiations, negotiators, populism, populist, rules, standards, trade, UK, vision, withdrawal