Petition Do not legislate for imperial-only measurements on goods
We want the government to u-turn on its proposal to review the EU ban on markings and sales in imperial units and its proposal to legislate on this. Just 3 other countries solely use the imperial system and the UK would be an outlier should it switch to it.
As part of the review, the Government said it would legislate "in due course" to remove the ban on imperial-only markings carried over from the EU. We can’t have imperial-only markings. Young people like me have been raised to use the metric system and very few, if any, understand the imperial system.
The imperial system is hard to understand where increasing measurements have little in common, such as 12 inches in a feet to 1680 feet in a mile. The metric system makes much more sense.
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At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
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