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message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 am
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 am
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La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:33 am When did the EU imposed the metrics system on the UK?

I dot know a person using livre when buying 500g of stuff.
Its not true but it gets bandied around like bendy bananas
The metric system was imposed as with all other common market stuff.

It is absolutely true. You can also ask for un livre and get 500g in return.
You can ask for un livre I guess. It is a free country. Point is, nobody does.

Do you have a link for the other point? I remember this being a British decision and not something imposed by the EU.
Apologies, une livre. Yes you can and do ask for une livre if you want 500g.

All decisions are national decisions following EU law.
No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.

Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.

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La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:05 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 am
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 am
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:49 am
Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:42 am

Its not true but it gets bandied around like bendy bananas
The metric system was imposed as with all other common market stuff.

It is absolutely true. You can also ask for un livre and get 500g in return.
You can ask for un livre I guess. It is a free country. Point is, nobody does.

Do you have a link for the other point? I remember this being a British decision and not something imposed by the EU.
Apologies, une livre. Yes you can and do ask for une livre if you want 500g.

All decisions are national decisions following EU law.
No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.

Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.

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So you fail to recognise the difference between voluntary and imposed by the EU. The question of allowing it to be voluntary again will therefore pass you by.
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message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:04 pm
Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:01 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 am
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:49 am
Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:42 am

Its not true but it gets bandied around like bendy bananas
The metric system was imposed as with all other common market stuff.

It is absolutely true. You can also ask for un livre and get 500g in return.
You can ask for un livre I guess. It is a free country. Point is, nobody does.

Do you have a link for the other point? I remember this being a British decision and not something imposed by the EU.
If you want products to go into EU it needs to be marked and measured in a specific way you need to mark and measure it in a specific way it is the same if you want to export the the USA or to China.

The UK decided themselves to stop using it internally.

I have seriously looked for the article where the EU mandated that the UK stop using their measurement system inside the UK and I cannot find it. Maybe you have a link?
What do you think the EU and the common market before it were for? Regulations.
The imposition of the metric system is for incoming goods, not outgoing, which were always in metric when going to metric countries.
So why did the UK stop using it internally then?

We still use snus despite the EU banning it
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message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:08 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:05 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 am
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 am
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:49 am

The metric system was imposed as with all other common market stuff.

It is absolutely true. You can also ask for un livre and get 500g in return.
You can ask for un livre I guess. It is a free country. Point is, nobody does.

Do you have a link for the other point? I remember this being a British decision and not something imposed by the EU.
Apologies, une livre. Yes you can and do ask for une livre if you want 500g.

All decisions are national decisions following EU law.
No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.

Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.

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So you fail to recognise the difference between voluntary and imposed by the EU. The question of allowing it to be voluntary again will therefore pass you by.
But it wasnt imposed. It was said if you want to sell to the single market this was the regulations. If you dont want to sell that product to the single market then fine.

Like snuss we decided not to sell it to the single market
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message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:08 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:05 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 am
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 am
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:49 am

The metric system was imposed as with all other common market stuff.

It is absolutely true. You can also ask for un livre and get 500g in return.
You can ask for un livre I guess. It is a free country. Point is, nobody does.

Do you have a link for the other point? I remember this being a British decision and not something imposed by the EU.
Apologies, une livre. Yes you can and do ask for une livre if you want 500g.

All decisions are national decisions following EU law.
No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.

Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.

Evil EU
So you fail to recognise the difference between voluntary and imposed by the EU. The question of allowing it to be voluntary again will therefore pass you by.
If you sell product in the EU single market, you will have to use metrics, yes.

I doubt the EU imposed metrics on the UK market but please, prove me wrong.
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Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:14 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:08 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:05 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 am
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 am

You can ask for un livre I guess. It is a free country. Point is, nobody does.

Do you have a link for the other point? I remember this being a British decision and not something imposed by the EU.
Apologies, une livre. Yes you can and do ask for une livre if you want 500g.

All decisions are national decisions following EU law.
No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.

Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.

Evil EU
So you fail to recognise the difference between voluntary and imposed by the EU. The question of allowing it to be voluntary again will therefore pass you by.
But it wasnt imposed. It was said if you want to sell to the single market this was the regulations. If you dont want to sell that product to the single market then fine.

Like snuss we decided not to sell it to the single market
It's imports from the EU, not exports that is at issue. ffs
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Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:14 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:08 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:05 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 am
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 am You can ask for un livre I guess. It is a free country. Point is, nobody does.

Do you have a link for the other point? I remember this being a British decision and not something imposed by the EU.
Apologies, une livre. Yes you can and do ask for une livre if you want 500g.

All decisions are national decisions following EU law.
No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.

Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.

Evil EU
So you fail to recognise the difference between voluntary and imposed by the EU. The question of allowing it to be voluntary again will therefore pass you by.
But it wasnt imposed. It was said if you want to sell to the single market this was the regulations. If you dont want to sell that product to the single market then fine.

Like snuss we decided not to sell it to the single market
Sweden is part of the Single Market therefore if you are selling it in Sweden you are, by definition, selling it to the Single Market.
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La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:15 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:08 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:05 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 am
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 am

You can ask for un livre I guess. It is a free country. Point is, nobody does.

Do you have a link for the other point? I remember this being a British decision and not something imposed by the EU.
Apologies, une livre. Yes you can and do ask for une livre if you want 500g.

All decisions are national decisions following EU law.
No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.

Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.

Evil EU
So you fail to recognise the difference between voluntary and imposed by the EU. The question of allowing it to be voluntary again will therefore pass you by.
If you sell product in the EU single market, you will have to use metrics, yes.

I doubt the EU imposed metrics on the UK market but please, prove me wrong.
Directive 80/181/EEC determined what measurements could legally be used in the UK, there were some derogations (some time-limited) for things such as selling beer in pints. However, the directive did impose metric units as the default.
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message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:16 pm
Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:14 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:08 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:05 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 am

Apologies, une livre. Yes you can and do ask for une livre if you want 500g.

All decisions are national decisions following EU law.
No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.

Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.

Evil EU
So you fail to recognise the difference between voluntary and imposed by the EU. The question of allowing it to be voluntary again will therefore pass you by.
But it wasnt imposed. It was said if you want to sell to the single market this was the regulations. If you dont want to sell that product to the single market then fine.

Like snuss we decided not to sell it to the single market
It's imports from the EU, not exports that is at issue. ffs
And you buy from the USA and they mile and gallon and pound but that doesnt stop you`?
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Tommy Brown wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:26 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:15 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:08 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:05 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 am

Apologies, une livre. Yes you can and do ask for une livre if you want 500g.

All decisions are national decisions following EU law.
No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.

Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.

Evil EU
So you fail to recognise the difference between voluntary and imposed by the EU. The question of allowing it to be voluntary again will therefore pass you by.
If you sell product in the EU single market, you will have to use metrics, yes.

I doubt the EU imposed metrics on the UK market but please, prove me wrong.
Directive 80/181/EEC determined what measurements could legally be used in the UK, there were some derogations (some time-limited) for things such as selling beer in pints. However, the directive did impose metric units as the default.
So it did not prohibit anything?
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Tommy Brown wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:21 pm
Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:14 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:08 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:05 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 am

Apologies, une livre. Yes you can and do ask for une livre if you want 500g.

All decisions are national decisions following EU law.
No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.

Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.

Evil EU
So you fail to recognise the difference between voluntary and imposed by the EU. The question of allowing it to be voluntary again will therefore pass you by.
But it wasnt imposed. It was said if you want to sell to the single market this was the regulations. If you dont want to sell that product to the single market then fine.

Like snuss we decided not to sell it to the single market
Sweden is part of the Single Market therefore if you are selling it in Sweden you are, by definition, selling it to the Single Market.
Its banned in the single market except Sweden. When the EU told Sweden to ban it Sweden waived their feminist genitals in their general direction
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Bringing back a non-global system of measurement that has not been taught in schools since the 1970's and that requires metrological equipment that no longer exists is sooo the current UK govt....

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Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:37 pm
Tommy Brown wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:26 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:15 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:08 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:05 pm

No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.

Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.

Evil EU
So you fail to recognise the difference between voluntary and imposed by the EU. The question of allowing it to be voluntary again will therefore pass you by.
If you sell product in the EU single market, you will have to use metrics, yes.

I doubt the EU imposed metrics on the UK market but please, prove me wrong.
Directive 80/181/EEC determined what measurements could legally be used in the UK, there were some derogations (some time-limited) for things such as selling beer in pints. However, the directive did impose metric units as the default.
So it did not prohibit anything?
Have you actually read the legislation?

They made it illegal to sell things not measured in metric apart from a very few derogations. They did explicitly say that supplementary weights and measures could be added provided they were marked up as metric.
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Tommy Brown wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:50 pm
Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:37 pm
Tommy Brown wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:26 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:15 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:08 pm

So you fail to recognise the difference between voluntary and imposed by the EU. The question of allowing it to be voluntary again will therefore pass you by.
If you sell product in the EU single market, you will have to use metrics, yes.

I doubt the EU imposed metrics on the UK market but please, prove me wrong.
Directive 80/181/EEC determined what measurements could legally be used in the UK, there were some derogations (some time-limited) for things such as selling beer in pints. However, the directive did impose metric units as the default.
So it did not prohibit anything?
Have you actually read the legislation?

They made it illegal to sell things not measured in metric apart from a very few derogations. They did explicitly say that supplementary weights and measures could be added provided they were marked up as metric.
So, in a nutshell, they imposed metrics on packaging but did not forbid the use of imperial measures. To get rid of them was a UK decision.
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They did that years after only a bunch of spastics would have been holding out not moving to metrics. That might not be why they did it, but christ the glorification of stupidity is offensive when it comes to such as imperial measurements needing to be a thing
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La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:05 pm
Tommy Brown wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:50 pm
Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:37 pm
Tommy Brown wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:26 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:15 pm

If you sell product in the EU single market, you will have to use metrics, yes.

I doubt the EU imposed metrics on the UK market but please, prove me wrong.
Directive 80/181/EEC determined what measurements could legally be used in the UK, there were some derogations (some time-limited) for things such as selling beer in pints. However, the directive did impose metric units as the default.
So it did not prohibit anything?
Have you actually read the legislation?

They made it illegal to sell things not measured in metric apart from a very few derogations. They did explicitly say that supplementary weights and measures could be added provided they were marked up as metric.
So, in a nutshell, they imposed metrics on packaging but did not forbid the use of imperial measures. To get rid of them was a UK decision.
Yeah that's how read it as well. To be fair you can use Imperial Measurements to your hearts content I dont care, go for it you are a free country. Just dont lie about the EU forcing you not to use it
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‘I will never go back’: Eastern European truckers not returning to UK after Brexit

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It’s been a while since I checked in on here. So the UK continues to descend back to the industrial revolution era. Not long now until Rees-Mogg is a fashion trend setter. Climate change what? Jobs like chimney sweep and cobbler will soon be back in demand.

Next stop “ The Land That Time Forgot.”
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Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:22 pm It’s been a while since I checked in on here. So the UK continues to descend back to the industrial revolution era. Not long now until Rees-Mogg is a fashion trend setter. Climate change what? Jobs like chimney sweep and cobbler will soon be back in demand.

Next stop “ The Land That Time Forgot.”


The industrial revolution was a high point in British history :thumbup:
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bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:39 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:22 pm It’s been a while since I checked in on here. So the UK continues to descend back to the industrial revolution era. Not long now until Rees-Mogg is a fashion trend setter. Climate change what? Jobs like chimney sweep and cobbler will soon be back in demand.

Next stop “ The Land That Time Forgot.”
The industrial revolution was a high point in British history :thumbup:
Agree, it was a high point in 1800. Not so much in 2021. More of a laughing stock today.
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Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:54 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:39 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:22 pm It’s been a while since I checked in on here. So the UK continues to descend back to the industrial revolution era. Not long now until Rees-Mogg is a fashion trend setter. Climate change what? Jobs like chimney sweep and cobbler will soon be back in demand.

Next stop “ The Land That Time Forgot.”
The industrial revolution was a high point in British history :thumbup:
Agree, it was a high point in 1800. Not so much in 2021. More of a laughing stock today.

Your analogy makes no sense then. Maybe compare it to .......

Erm......

I know the 1970’s when we joined the EU and went bankrupt :thumbup:
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Pelosi warns UK-US trade deal ‘unlikely’ if NI Brexit talks damage peace process

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Now that USA has secured a 90 billion dollar Sub deal and the Brits raved about it as if they won something, its back to business
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bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:57 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:54 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:39 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:22 pm It’s been a while since I checked in on here. So the UK continues to descend back to the industrial revolution era. Not long now until Rees-Mogg is a fashion trend setter. Climate change what? Jobs like chimney sweep and cobbler will soon be back in demand.

Next stop “ The Land That Time Forgot.”
The industrial revolution was a high point in British history :thumbup:
Agree, it was a high point in 1800. Not so much in 2021. More of a laughing stock today.

Your analogy makes no sense then. Maybe compare it to .......

Erm......

I know the 1970’s when we joined the EU and went bankrupt :thumbup:
Pre EU you mean

Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, the United Kingdom was sometimes characterized as the "sick man of Europe", first by commentators, and later at home by critics of the third Wilson/Callaghan ministry due to industrial strife and poor economic performance compared with other European countries.
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bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:57 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:54 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:39 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:22 pm It’s been a while since I checked in on here. So the UK continues to descend back to the industrial revolution era. Not long now until Rees-Mogg is a fashion trend setter. Climate change what? Jobs like chimney sweep and cobbler will soon be back in demand.

Next stop “ The Land That Time Forgot.”
The industrial revolution was a high point in British history :thumbup:
Agree, it was a high point in 1800. Not so much in 2021. More of a laughing stock today.

Your analogy makes no sense then. Maybe compare it to .......

Erm......

I know the 1970’s when we joined the EU and went bankrupt :thumbup:
It’ll be ok for a period of time until it eventually dawns on the backward section of society that being backward isn’t a long term benefit.
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Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:10 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:57 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:54 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:39 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:22 pm It’s been a while since I checked in on here. So the UK continues to descend back to the industrial revolution era. Not long now until Rees-Mogg is a fashion trend setter. Climate change what? Jobs like chimney sweep and cobbler will soon be back in demand.

Next stop “ The Land That Time Forgot.”
The industrial revolution was a high point in British history :thumbup:
Agree, it was a high point in 1800. Not so much in 2021. More of a laughing stock today.

Your analogy makes no sense then. Maybe compare it to .......

Erm......

I know the 1970’s when we joined the EU and went bankrupt :thumbup:
Pre EU you mean

Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, the United Kingdom was sometimes characterized as the "sick man of Europe", first by commentators, and later at home by critics of the third Wilson/Callaghan ministry due to industrial strife and poor economic performance compared with other European countries.


No, we definitely went bankrupt after joining. Everything else is sophistic nonsense.
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Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:19 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:57 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:54 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:39 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:22 pm It’s been a while since I checked in on here. So the UK continues to descend back to the industrial revolution era. Not long now until Rees-Mogg is a fashion trend setter. Climate change what? Jobs like chimney sweep and cobbler will soon be back in demand.

Next stop “ The Land That Time Forgot.”
The industrial revolution was a high point in British history :thumbup:
Agree, it was a high point in 1800. Not so much in 2021. More of a laughing stock today.

Your analogy makes no sense then. Maybe compare it to .......

Erm......

I know the 1970’s when we joined the EU and went bankrupt :thumbup:
It’ll be ok for a period of time until it eventually dawns on the backward section of society that being backward isn’t a long term benefit.


That’s the thing, call people thick and they’ll definitely vote for you.
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bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:42 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:19 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:57 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:54 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:39 pm

The industrial revolution was a high point in British history :thumbup:
Agree, it was a high point in 1800. Not so much in 2021. More of a laughing stock today.

Your analogy makes no sense then. Maybe compare it to .......

Erm......

I know the 1970’s when we joined the EU and went bankrupt :thumbup:
It’ll be ok for a period of time until it eventually dawns on the backward section of society that being backward isn’t a long term benefit.


That’s the thing, call people thick and they’ll definitely vote for you.
Well Labour haven’t called the 52% thick.
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La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:05 pm
Tommy Brown wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:50 pm
Rocketz wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:37 pm
Tommy Brown wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:26 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:15 pm

If you sell product in the EU single market, you will have to use metrics, yes.

I doubt the EU imposed metrics on the UK market but please, prove me wrong.
Directive 80/181/EEC determined what measurements could legally be used in the UK, there were some derogations (some time-limited) for things such as selling beer in pints. However, the directive did impose metric units as the default.
So it did not prohibit anything?
Have you actually read the legislation?

They made it illegal to sell things not measured in metric apart from a very few derogations. They did explicitly say that supplementary weights and measures could be added provided they were marked up as metric.
So, in a nutshell, they imposed metrics on packaging but did not forbid the use of imperial measures. To get rid of them was a UK decision.
I’m off to the pub for a pint.
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Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:07 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:42 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:19 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:57 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:54 pm
Agree, it was a high point in 1800. Not so much in 2021. More of a laughing stock today.

Your analogy makes no sense then. Maybe compare it to .......

Erm......

I know the 1970’s when we joined the EU and went bankrupt :thumbup:
It’ll be ok for a period of time until it eventually dawns on the backward section of society that being backward isn’t a long term benefit.


That’s the thing, call people thick and they’ll definitely vote for you.
Well Labour haven’t called the 52% thick.
I raise you Lady Emily Thornberry
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Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:07 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:42 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:19 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:57 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:54 pm
Agree, it was a high point in 1800. Not so much in 2021. More of a laughing stock today.

Your analogy makes no sense then. Maybe compare it to .......

Erm......

I know the 1970’s when we joined the EU and went bankrupt :thumbup:
It’ll be ok for a period of time until it eventually dawns on the backward section of society that being backward isn’t a long term benefit.


That’s the thing, call people thick and they’ll definitely vote for you.
Well Labour haven’t called the 52% thick.


I was wondering who will reverse anything.

Not that much has happened, in relation to Covid it’s a non event.

I reckon it’s fairly backward to not see that.
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bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:15 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:07 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:42 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:19 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:57 pm


Your analogy makes no sense then. Maybe compare it to .......

Erm......

I know the 1970’s when we joined the EU and went bankrupt :thumbup:
It’ll be ok for a period of time until it eventually dawns on the backward section of society that being backward isn’t a long term benefit.


That’s the thing, call people thick and they’ll definitely vote for you.
Well Labour haven’t called the 52% thick.


I was wondering who will reverse anything.

Not that much has happened, in relation to Covid it’s a non event.

I reckon it’s fairly backward to not see that.
Covid was a disaster. Worst death rate in Europe. Top 5 in the world. One of the worst performing governments in decades. Minimum prep done for Brexit while the EU / 27 counties were prepared. As long as people think anyone but …. it will be disaster after disaster.
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Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:22 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:15 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:07 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:42 pm
Aye wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:19 pm
It’ll be ok for a period of time until it eventually dawns on the backward section of society that being backward isn’t a long term benefit.


That’s the thing, call people thick and they’ll definitely vote for you.
Well Labour haven’t called the 52% thick.


I was wondering who will reverse anything.

Not that much has happened, in relation to Covid it’s a non event.

I reckon it’s fairly backward to not see that.
Covid was a disaster. Worst death rate in Europe. Top 5 in the world. One of the worst performing governments in decades. Minimum prep done for Brexit while the EU / 27 counties were prepared. As long as people think anyone but …. it will be disaster after disaster.

It wasn’t the “worse rate in Europe” .....

The idea that anything related to bexit has caused any problems bar the ones being caused on the Irish border is a flat out lie.

There’s no “disaster” to think about brexit wise because ..... well nothing much happened.

Why are you making stuff up in general terms, at least Rocketz has the grace to attach a link to his stories.
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The UK went bankrupt 4 years after joining EEC but it wasn't joining the EEC that was the reason for UK needing that IMF bailout in 1976.

The sterling was already in trouble throughout the 60s.
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iarmhiman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:28 pm The UK went bankrupt 4 years after joining EEC but it wasn't joining the EEC that was the reason for UK needing that IMF bailout in 1976.

The sterling was already in trouble throughout the 60s.

EEC was the nail in the inflation coffin.
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bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:31 pm
iarmhiman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:28 pm The UK went bankrupt 4 years after joining EEC but it wasn't joining the EEC that was the reason for UK needing that IMF bailout in 1976.

The sterling was already in trouble throughout the 60s.

EEC was the nail in the inflation coffin.
It would have happened anyway. Wilson and Callaghan had been forced to devalue the pound almost the entire term they were in government
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Dutch PM going to ask Boris if UK will help EU on security tonight.
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terryfinch wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:03 pm Dutch PM going to ask Boris if UK will help EU on security tonight.
https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/eu-com ... 021-09-17/
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EU obviously crapped em selves again. :lol:
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bimboman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:51 pm EU obviously crapped em selves again. :lol:
Fighting amongst themselves again too from the looks of Rocketz' article.
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