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Beeb weighs in on metric units

IT was most gratifying and appropriate to see the BBC announce the 8lb 6oz weight of the royal baby in imperial units.

Sadly, the BBC seems to have such a love affair with metric units they are normally used even when safety is at stake such as hot weather warnings repeatedly using Celsius, not Fahrenheit.

If the birth has made the BBC reconsider its position, then it may well be time for cynical republicans like myself to reconsider our stance on the monarchy.

JOHN EOIN DOUGLAS

Edinburgh

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