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by | 23rd, February 2006

”THEY contradict the image and the reality of our country as a modern, multicultural, dynamic place where the past is valued and respected and the future is approached with creativity and confidence,’ writes Lord Kinnock.

Who would have thought the former Labour Party leader would have such scathing criticism for Tony Blair’s front bench? Not we. Because Kinnock is speaking of the plan to make Britain fully metric.

As the Guardian reports, Kinnock wants to metricate road signs the length and breadth of Britain within five years, in time for the Olympic Games in 2012. Today is the start of the campaign to make it happen.

While the Guardian’s leader runs with the sporting theme and talks of Sir Roger Bannister being the first man to run 1.6093km, the paper reports that the UK Metric Association says it would cost £80m to switch all 200,000 road signs

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