On Thursday, the Uk announced its intention to review any laws that it had inherited from the European Union.
According to the government, it will examine the EU ban on imperial units in its entirety and make legislative changes "in due time."
I news reported that the EU-imposed metric system "has been a flashpoint of anti-EU campaigners" for a long time.
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According to the British government, the UK may revert to the imperial system to preserve its ability to "capitalise" on the Brexit freedoms.
The UK announced Thursday that thousands of European Union laws the UK had retained after Brexit would be "examined by the Government to make sure they are supporting the UK's ability to thrive as an independent modern country with a dynamic economy and to foster innovation throughout the British economy."
According to the announcement, the government would be looking at laws that could have an impact on technology and transportation as well as agriculture. It stated that it will be reviewing the EU ban on markings in imperial units and selling in them and would legislate in the appropriate course. None of these were possible within the EU.
Beginning in 1994, the EU required UK supermarkets to list the measurements of fruits and vegetables in the metric system. According to The New York Times, however, the EU allowed Britain's use of imperial measurements in addition to metric.
The majority of the world uses the imperial system for weights and measures. The US uses the imperial method.
UK newspaper inews stated that the EU-imposed metric system had "long been an issue for anti-EU campaigners."
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, campaigned for a return to the imperial system. He stated that in 2019, the change would take place as part of an "era of generosity" and tolerance toward traditional measurements.
David Frost, UK's Brexit chief said that "overbearing regulations" were frequently conceived in Brussels without considering the UK's national interests.
Frost stated that "we now have the chance to do things differently" and ensure that Brexit freedoms help citizens and businesses succeed.
Critics claim that changes to these rules are insignificant when compared to the difficulty businesses have filling vacant positions. This is partly due to the exodus European Union immigrants following the vote to leave. The New York Times reported.
Pro-Brexit supporters have also celebrated other changes that bring us back to pre-EU times, such as the UK's return to blue passports last year replacing the burgundy used by EU countries.
According to the BBC, Priti Patel, Home Secretary, stated that the blue passport would "once again be entwined in our national identity" at the time.