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Britain wins battle for the pint – BBC News

“Amid the economic gloom, UK drinkers have found a measure of good news – the pint will not have to be renamed. Decades of wrangling with the EU over switching to metric measures has ended with a vote confirming that imperial measures can carry on indefinitely.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Metric martyr’ launches appeal – BBC News

“An east London market trader is to launch an appeal against a conviction for breaking metric laws.”

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BBC News, 27th october 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Metric martyrs: Royal pardon bid after Government climbdown – Daily Telegraph

“Campaigners are calling for royal pardons for market traders given criminal records for selling goods in imperial rather than metric measures following a Government u-turn.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Brussels drops fight to axe pints and miles – The Independent

“Britain’s pints and miles were reprieved by the European Commission today – to protect the nation’s ‘traditions, culture and lifestyle’ “.

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The Independent, 12th September 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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