Closed petition Complete the changeover to the metric system

Fully remove the imperial system from the UK, and complete the changeover to the international and more modern metric system. The Government should require that road signage use the metric system, and imperial measures are not required to be taught as part of the curriculum.

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It is important to finish this transition to stop the confusing use of two systems. The metric system is much easier to understand and also in-line with nearly all countries in the world. This will be especially important in a post-Brexit UK as it should allow easier trade with countries throughout the world. It should also be beneficial to teach children only 1 system.

A useful website to learn more about the metric system and why it should be used fully is

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