Slow road to Brexit

I have just become a great-great-uncle and so welcome to the planet, baby Josephine! The birth was signalled by relatives in England as ‘7 lbs, 5 oz’.We should remind ourselves that Her Majesty’s government embarked well over 40 years ago upon a programme of metrication and subsequently allowed the process to run aground along the way.

30 August 2017

Clarity of planning and maintenance of objective are, it seems, lacking within the UK administration.

Whether or not British passports change colour again, to become blue instead of red, this whole thing is simply not going to be wrapped-up in a few months. They made, after all, a fairly sorry mess of metrication, they still haven’t got it done, and it’s been drifiting along for four decades. What chance is there for Brexit, a more complicated matter?

Gareth JONES, Maine-et-Loire

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