Despite the metrication project instigated by our masters in the European Federation, we are still predominantly an imperial country but despite the European Federation graciously allowing us to use imperial measurements beyond their forced-metrication deadline, efforts to wipe out imperial measurements are being stepped up.
When I went to primary school 20-odd years ago we had two types of maths lessons – “mathematics” and “practical maths”, the former using metric and the latter using imperial. Now they don’t teach imperial measurements despite them being the only legal form of measurements in America and being used in many countries worldwide, mostly in the Anglosphere. Kids now are only taught metric.
Some local authorities have tried putting up metric road signs but these are illegal and they’ve been forced to take them down. This applies to road signs, footpath signs and bridleways. This explains the road signs you sometimes see sited at 110yds (100m), 328yds (300m) or 383yds (350m) from it’s destination. However, it doesn’t seem to apply to the British government.
The Terrorism Act bans unauthorised protests with 1km of Parliament. That’s one kilometre, not one mile. The foot and mouth regulations DEFRA have put in place specifies exclusion zones and observations zones in kilometres, not miles.
The BBC have recently started using metric in place of imperial rather than giving the metric measurements in brackets afterwards or vice versa. The British government pulls most of the strings in the BBC, the EU pulls the rest of them through it’s propaganda funding of state broadcasters.
There is no need to replace imperial measurements with metric. Most people are still unfamiliar with metric and we still do more trade with the Anglosphere than we do with Federal Europe so imperial is much more relevant to English people than metric. Metricating road signs will cost billions and it will take years (and millions of pounds of speeding fines) before people get to grips with the foreign measurements. It is a thoroughly pointless exercise.