Talk to People’s Campaign to Keep the Pound 15 July 2002
ACTIVE RESISTANCE TO METRICATION –
Metric plans cost, disruption
Metric – litres, grams, kilograms, now pint and mile. 1980 Directive
Metrication of loose goods E.U. law
History of metric French revolution, compulsion – France 1840s, resistance in U.S.
Disconnects us from human traditions.
Popular support. Weight of Public Opinion, ICM survey
Traffic Signs Regulations 1994
Highways Act 1980
- WHO ARE WE?
Guard the Yard campaign
Code names. Hundredweight, Wun Ton etc.
A Convert a distance
C Buy a set of 10 postcards
- WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING, AND WHERE HAVE WE BEEN DOING IT?
Portsmouth & Hastings
Annual Social – Birmingham Canal Network
- THE FUTURE?
Keep the Mile Campaign
Direct action People’s Campaign posters