ap8889 wrote:Sundance13 wrote:..... the EU as an evil galactic empire, which we need to break free of.
"The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers."
This. The EU could have kept the UK had it only been a tiny bit less meddlesome and controlling, determined to crush all human resistance, such as rebel barrow-boys selling fruit and veg in pounds and ounces.
But isn't this simply one quite good example of the phoney objections to the EU? (Aren't they all?)
Surely no country can or will allow TWO official mensuration systems for weights and measures in buying or selling? There HAS to be just ONE official system. That's quite different from asking for "A stone of spuds please!"
I remember I used to ask for "half a pound of cheese" (not sure if it would work now!) and got it, more or less. Just that it was weighed out in Kilograms etc. AFAICS nothing stopped anyone asking for, or being sold, a pound of this, or a stone of that - just that it HAD to be measured out using the current official UK standards for weights & measures.
My belief is many of the objections to EU rules were ALWAYS essentially political in origin, rather than genuine objections leading to political consequences.