Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Brussels drops bid to ban the pound

We can go on hoping a twenty or even a 30lbs pike will be the next thing that picks our bait up - as opposed to a 9.072 or even a 13.608kg specimen on the end.

And when you do catch one, you can go celebrate with a pint down your local - not 0.568litres.

Plans to make Britain ditch pounds, pints and miles were finally abandoned today by the European Commission. The right of Britaons to use imperial measures will be enshrined in EU Law.

Anglers up and down the land can rest assured they won't have to learn a whole new currency when it comes to their catches. For let's face it, a 13.608 doesn't have quite the same ring to it as a thirty.