Support A Royal
Pardon For The Metric Martyrs
Do you remember the four men who were persecuted for selling
bananas (and other items) in imperial weights?
They stood firm, against
the might of politicians and bureaucrats, to defend a small and important piece
of our history.
The EU planned to force the UK to abandon feet, inches,
miles, pounds, ounces and other imperial measurements.
Bureaucrats of Brussels planned to make it illegal for anyone even to mention
Now, having realised belatedly that America uses
imperial measurements, the EU is probably going to back down. It seems that to
the Bureaucrats of Brussels, the `joy' of getting rid of the mile and the pound
(and ridding Europe of another piece of English history) isn't worth losing
American custom for European products.
So, since metrication is now being
put on hold and imperial weights and measures are back in fashion, how about a
pardon for the metric martyrs?
They deserve to be honoured for their
fight - not stained with convictions they never deserved.
Metric Martys Campaign for a petition form at: PO BO 526 Sunderland, SR1 3YS or
phone them on 0191 565 7143.
They need and deserve your support.
Copyright Vernon Coleman July 2007
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