Sunday, 13 January 2008

Metric Martyrs

An online petition has been created in honour of the late greengrocer Steve Thoburn who as a result of a ridiculous EU Directive was convicted of selling bananas by the pound. Sadly Mr Thoburn passed away just a few days after the European Commission finally saw the error of its ways and decided not to enforce metrication. The petition calls for a posthumous pardon for Mr Thoburn and you can sign it HERE.

1 comment:

Dave Brown said...

You silly, silly people. Metrication is a good thing. We can't go on living in the 18th century all our lives. Time to move on. And he wasn't prosecuted for selling a pound of bananas - he was prosecuted for using scales that couldn't be verified as acurate.