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Nigel Farage Jubilant After UKIP Soars in Local Elections

Ken2523 Wrote: May 07, 2013 4:10 PM
The last time I went grocery shopping in the UK I had to deal with liters and kilograms and all that French nonsense. Even gas "petrol" is no longer sold in Imperial gallons. No one wants those measurements, and Parliament never approved going metric. The only English measurments left in England are the signs on roads, still marked in miles. How long that will remain is anybody's guess.
Joseph64 Wrote: May 07, 2013 9:36 PM
Fuel isn't sold by the gallon anymore because motorists would suffer a severe case of sticker shock if they saw what a gallon is actually costing them. Selling by the liter instead of by the gallon has some kind of psychological effect of making them think they are paying less because there is a lower price posted. About 8 years ago I watched as my ex pumped 7 gallons of gas into her car and paid the equivalent of $42 for it.

Nigel Farage, Founder of the UK Independence Party, claims a "sea of change in British politics" as UKIP Makes Big Gains in local elections.

The UK Independence Party has made huge electoral gains and declared itself the "official opposition" - largely at the expense of the Tories - as Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to win back Conservative voters who had defected.

With UKIP averaging 26% of the vote in county council polls, leader Nigel Farage said he was "astonished" by the party's breakthrough, and...