‘Irrelevant rubbish!’ The Brexit scheme to bring back pounds and ounces has enraged Scots.
A Brexit strategy to bring back pounds and ounces measurements has enraged Scots, who have dubbed it “pointless drivel.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his cabinet have proposed reverting to imperial measures in UK stores in a newly disclosed list of “Brexit prospects.” The change came when the EU mandated that items be sold in metric measurements, but traders can now return to the previous system following the UK’s exit from the trading bloc.
The government released the list on Thursday afternoon, with Lord Frost adding, “We now have the opportunity to do things differently and ensure Brexit freedoms are utilised to assist businesses and citizens succeed.”
“Now that we’ve left, we can modify our rules and unleash industry to rocket and soar,” said former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith.
Nigel Farage, the former head of UKIP, told GB News that the shift was “great news,” adding that “Brexit is making us more British.”
Individuals in Scotland, on the other hand, were not overjoyed by the decision.
“Wait till he finds out that the technique of employing pounds and ounces was evolved during trade throughout Europe and is called… avoirdupois,” said Murray Foote of the SNP.
The French phrase avoirdupois refers to the system of pounds and ounces, which was redesigned in 1974 when metric measurements became the norm.
Christine Jardine, a Scottish LibDem, stated, “I have no idea what imperial weights and measures are… anyone?” a sentiment shared by many who were not taught the measurement after the EU-favored metrics were imposed.
SNP president Michael Russell, on the other hand, called the master plan “pointless gibberish.”
“This is the exact definition of gesture politics,” he remarked. Backward-looking, #Brexiteer pandering nonsense.”
While Glasgow East MP David Linden believes the change “won’t make much difference” in his region because of other difficulties such as a shortage of delivery, he believes the change “won’t make much difference” in his area.
“Changing weights and measures won’t make much difference to my people in the supermarket when they already don’t have enough money in their pockets, and b) the Prime Minister’s bungled Brexit plan means we don’t have any HGV drivers to deliver stuff to the shops…” he wrote.
Kirsten Oswald, the SNP’s deputy leader at Westminster, added to the criticism, saying that Scotland can do “far better” and questioning why this was a. “Brinkwire Summary News.”