So shops can use Imperial measures beyond 2009 so long as they also use metric measures to. Good news I'm sure and common sense too, after all, school children have been taught to work in metric for more than 20 years. But where is the victory for the "metric martyrs" ?
These people were only taken to court because they refused to display metric measures as well as imperial ones. The EU's announcement today maintains the principle that both should be displayed.
So I am at a loss as to where the victory is for the martyrs. They wanted to refuse to use metric measures at all, and that is not what has been announced today. If there is a victory at all, it is for common sense.