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Consistently implement the Metric System across the UK

The Metric system has only been partially integrated into public life. We measure fuel in litres, speed in mph. Government policy is beer is sold in pints, while other alcohol such as spirits & wine to be sold in litres & ml. The government should implement the metric system in all law & regulation.

The discrepancy in selling of alcohol:
https://www.gov.uk/weights-measures-and-packaging-the-law/specified-quantities

Examples (as recent as 2000 in the UK) of where conversion errors have caused issues with infrastructure and technology:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27509559

Inconsistency in non metric measurements - the difference between UK and US Imperial measurements:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/factsheet/ma21impe-l1-f-converting-imperial-and-metric

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Currently ranked 1,351 out of 1,694 open petitions, and 30,570 out of 104,597 petitions ever created.

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Created By

Daniel Faehndrich

Created On

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Closing Date

Sunday 5 May 2019

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