A Student of History

September 11, 2007

1st among equals

Filed under: The world today — John Maass @ 6:32 am

I guess when the EU lets you keep your currency and not adopt the Euro, you get other concessions as well:

Britain can carry on using imperial measurements such as pints, pounds and miles, the Eu Commission has ruled.   Europe’s Industry Commissioner Gunter Verheugen said it was time to end a “pointless battle” after decades of wrangling between London and Brussels over pressure to switch to the metric system.

More here

Unfortunatley, the Brits may be losing something as well, an icon of their landscape.  Read what may be disappearing here.

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