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Topic # 192240 2-Mar-2016 17:56
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 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.


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  Reply # 1505111 2-Mar-2016 18:18
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£0.10 per sh$t is a fair price, but per sheet??? 😳

I would be pissed at that too! 😷
(Nz20c/square is nearly a dollar per visit even on my Scrooge parents 4Square rule!)

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  Reply # 1505116 2-Mar-2016 18:29
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Maybe NZ, Australia and the US should leave the EU as well because it's the norm in all of these countries to show unit pricing for goods on all POS material and shelf tickets in supermarkets. smile

 

 


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  Reply # 1505117 2-Mar-2016 18:30
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What's the problem?

 

The sooner the UK (and USA) go metric, the better.

 

Disclaimer:  I hold a UK passport, but have lived in metric Godzone for more than 30 years.





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eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

 

 

I really am struggling to see how that could be a bad thing. It allows the consumer to easily compare different pack sizes and even different brands and find the value that suits them.

 

Perhaps the point you are making is that the EU simply has too many rules period, in which case what a woeful example to choose to illustrate your point.

 

 


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  Reply # 1505126 2-Mar-2016 18:43
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Yes, Minister - EuroSausage

Jim Hacker talks about why the E.E.C. is going to put a ban on the name "British Sausage" and standardize the EuroSausage.

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  Reply # 1505130 2-Mar-2016 18:54
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eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

A lot of POMs are clueless. Look who their PM is. 





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  Reply # 1505135 2-Mar-2016 19:01
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eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

 

 

I really am struggling to see how that could be a bad thing. It allows the consumer to easily compare different pack sizes and even different brands and find the value that suits them.

 

Perhaps the point you are making is that the EU simply has too many rules period, in which case what a woeful example to choose to illustrate your point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The OP was simply a joke - a poor one maybe - but you missed it. Of course unit pricing is a good thing - that's why we have it in NZ.




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  Reply # 1505136 2-Mar-2016 19:06
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Linuxluver:

 

eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

A lot of POMs are clueless. Look who their PM is. 

 

 

 

 

... and look who their PM may well be - Boris Johnson, retiring Mayor of London, is an interesting character.


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eracode:

 

Linuxluver:

 

eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

A lot of POMs are clueless. Look who their PM is. 

 

 

 

 

... and look who their PM may well be - Boris Johnson, retiring Mayor of London, is an interesting character.

 

 

 

 

............ or Jeremy Corbyn! (God help them).

 

 

 

Regardless, they need to leave the EU and stop the UK from becoming the new "Middle East on Benefits".

 

Contributed by an ex-Brit who is more than happy to have been given the opportunity to live here, make some decent money, employ people and pay a decent tax rate in return! 




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  Reply # 1505205 2-Mar-2016 20:23
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Maybe NZ, Australia and the US should leave the EU as well because it's the norm in all of these countries to show unit pricing for goods on all POS material and shelf tickets in supermarkets. smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

"POS material"?  Hehe - links back to the OP.




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DaveB:

 

eracode:

 

Linuxluver:

 

eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

A lot of POMs are clueless. Look who their PM is. 

 

 

 

 

... and look who their PM may well be - Boris Johnson, retiring Mayor of London, is an interesting character.

 

 

 

 

............ or Jeremy Corbyn! (God help them).

 

 

 

Regardless, they need to leave the EU and stop the UK from becoming the new "Middle East on Benefits".

 

Contributed by an ex-Brit who is more than happy to have been given the opportunity to live here, make some decent money, employ people and pay a decent tax rate in return! 

 

 

 

 

I have no deep and meaningfuls on the topic but it's interesting when you start to get clowns like Corbyn in the UK and Trump in the US making serious progress. Boris Johnson seems to be a cut above those guys - described as a buffoon by many people but very intelligent and engaging.




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  Reply # 1505211 2-Mar-2016 20:36
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PhantomNVD: £0.10 per sh$t is a fair price, but per sheet??? 😳

I would be pissed at that too! 😷
(Nz20c/square is nearly a dollar per visit even on my Scrooge parents 4Square rule!)

 

 

 

It was just an illustrative example. Actual price not so execrable.


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eracode:

 

DaveB:

 

eracode:

 

Linuxluver:

 

eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

A lot of POMs are clueless. Look who their PM is. 

 

 

 

 

... and look who their PM may well be - Boris Johnson, retiring Mayor of London, is an interesting character.

 

 

 

 

............ or Jeremy Corbyn! (God help them).

 

 

 

Regardless, they need to leave the EU and stop the UK from becoming the new "Middle East on Benefits".

 

Contributed by an ex-Brit who is more than happy to have been given the opportunity to live here, make some decent money, employ people and pay a decent tax rate in return! 

 

 

 

 

I have no deep and meaningfuls on the topic but it's interesting when you start to get clowns like Corbyn in the UK and Trump in the US making serious progress. Boris Johnson seems to be a cut above those guys - described as a buffoon by many people but very intelligent and engaging.

 

 

 

 

I do have deep and meaningfulls, because NZ history has generally indicated that we are only 7 years behind what happens over "there", rather than over "here". Let's not lose sight of the fact that NZ politicians "copy" rather than "innovate" nowadays.

 

Trump and Johnson leading the majority of the so called "free world" by Christmas 2016? The OP's opening comments are quite miniscule. 




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DaveB:

 

eracode:

 

DaveB:

 

eracode:

 

Linuxluver:

 

eracode:

 

 A lot of Poms feel the EU over-regulates too many things. For example, under EU rules, supermarkets have to show unitary comparative pricing. The metric units are abbreviated, eg:

 

- weights are shown as, say, £25.00 per kg, or maybe £0.25/100 gms

 

- volumes are shown as, say, £20.00 per lit, or maybe £0.20/100 mls

 

- toilet paper is shown per sheet piece, abbreviated to £0.10/sht.

 

Many are asking why should they put up with this crap.

 

 

A lot of POMs are clueless. Look who their PM is. 

 

 

 

 

... and look who their PM may well be - Boris Johnson, retiring Mayor of London, is an interesting character.

 

 

 

 

............ or Jeremy Corbyn! (God help them).

 

 

 

Regardless, they need to leave the EU and stop the UK from becoming the new "Middle East on Benefits".

 

Contributed by an ex-Brit who is more than happy to have been given the opportunity to live here, make some decent money, employ people and pay a decent tax rate in return! 

 

 

 

 

I have no deep and meaningfuls on the topic but it's interesting when you start to get clowns like Corbyn in the UK and Trump in the US making serious progress. Boris Johnson seems to be a cut above those guys - described as a buffoon by many people but very intelligent and engaging.

 

 

 

 

I do have deep and meaningfulls, because NZ history has generally indicated that we are only 7 years behind what happens over "there", rather than over "here". Let's not lose sight of the fact that NZ politicians "copy" rather than "innovate" nowadays.

 

Trump and Johnson leading the majority of the so called "free world" by Christmas 2016? The OP's opening comments are quite miniscule. 

 

 

I guess our closest is Winston but he's unlikely to sweep into power in seven years time.


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eracode: UK May Exit the EU

as in could happen but very unlikely.

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