Sherrie Hewson slams Boris Johnson’s imperial measurements return plans: 'We’ll be bringing back ration books next'

Ms Hewson said the idea of bringing back imperial measurements makes "my blood boil"

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Sherrie Hewson has hit out at Boris Johnson’s plans to bring back imperial measurements in the UK.

The Government is reportedly launching a review into re-establishing imperial measurements as it sets about continuing its pull away from the EU.

The review, which is set to begin in the coming days, will look at when and where traders can use pounds and ounces.

Sherrie Hewson and Dan Wootton
Sherrie Hewson and Dan Wootton
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a review into the use of imperial measurements
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a review into the use of imperial measurements

Under current regulations put in place by the EU, traders can use imperial weights but only if they are less prominent.

But speaking on GB News’ Dan Wootton Tonight, the actress and TV personality, Ms Hewson slammed the idea.

She said: “I cannot believe we’re even discussing it, it just makes my blood boil.

“We’ll be bringing back ration books next and stockings and suspenders.

“The thruppenny bit, why don’t we bring that back, that would be really interesting I mean for god sake.

“We’ve got enough going on in this world with people who can’t afford heating.

“Why are we even discussing this, it just makes my blood boil that we would even bother going down this road, I can’t’ believe it.”

Dan then asked former conservative deregulation minister Neil Hamilton why he believes that imperial measurements should be allowed.

To which Mr Hamilton replied: “Because I believe in a free society and she (Ms Hewson) clearly doesn’t.

"A grocer in the north-east was subject to criminal prosecution for selling bananas by the pound, I mean how absurd is that.

“Why should the Government tell us what measures we want to use in our private and daily life?

“Why should we use the metric system if two people want to trade in imperial measures.”