If you drive a car in this city, sooner or later you will probably be faced with a parking ticket. I just recently challenged Hammersmith and Fulham and got cleared of an alleged Parking offense on Technical Grounds..don't take it lying down, know your rights and fight back!
Soon I will post the letter I got from them on line. They are not complying to regulations but still they continue to illegally issue tickets like Christmas cards.
In this book Vivian Linacre, President of the British Weights and Measures Association, champions the cause for continuing the use of Customary measurements in our daily lives and stemming the further encroachment of the metric system.
Most of the book is dedicated to examples of Customary measures (formerly called Imperial units) from every walk of life with explanations as to why they are better adapted to everyday usage than their decimal based equivalents.
The author defines Customary weights and measures as those whose units of account reflect the needs of every day usage by mankind and which operate with the duodecimal system. The advantage of the duodecimal system is that 12 has factors 2, 3, 4 and 6 whereas the decimal system using base 10 has only factors 2 and 5. The author declares that the duodecimal system is inherent in nature and cannot be abolished! He goes on to say the sexagesimal system of base 60, which is the basis for our measurement of time, and the binary system, are compatible with the Imperial measures and therefore fit the definition of Customary measures.
Linacre tries to explain why the Customary measures found in similar form throughout the world, are so enduring. Although their usage can be traced back some 3,000 years, it is not possible to explain how they evolved since the earliest evidence shows them to be complete systems that had their origins in prehistory.
The metric system drew its strength from its association with the cultural and political upheaval that fuelled the French Revolution. It was adopted as a political weapon with which the French revolutionaries were going to impose the new republican culture over the rest of the world. The principle of metrication found favour in the nascent United States but was rejected because it proved impossible to design a metric calendar or rational subdivisions of the day.