I came across this on another board and thought it may be of some intrest.
Since 1995 we have been compelled to measure and price merchandise in metric
units but allowed to show the imperial equivalent alongside.
At the end of 2009 it will become illegal to make any mention of imperial
The ban will apply to all products, packaging, advertisements, magazines,
The effects of this ban will be wide ranging.
Spare and replacement parts for existing equipment built to imperial
standards will cease to be available
It will not be possible to package, advertise or catalogue such items.
Thousands of citizens with interests in vintage vehicles, preserved
railways, and model engineering, will be deprived of legal access to tools
and materials to pursue their interests.
If like me, you believe that you should be permitted to continue to have
access to all the equipment you need to enjoy your hobby, then visit the web
site below and sign the petition,
15 years ago