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Return of imperial system on cards for Brexit Britain – measurements have always been political

By Aashish Velkar, Senior Lecturer in Economic History, University of Manchester
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Last year, the return of blue passports was touted as a symbol of Britain taking back control following Brexit. Some in government would now like to see Britain’s imperial measurements make a comeback. As part of a review on EU laws still in place after Brexit, the government plans to remove a ban on selling goods using only imperial units.

The collective memory of many eurosceptics is that…


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