Weighty matters

Dear Spurtle

It has been 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 that they are normally used even when public safety is at stake – as with the recent warnings of over-hot weather given repeatedly in Celsius when those most likely to be affected better understand Fahrenheit.

If the Royal Birth has made the BBC reconsider their position on this, then it may well be time for cynical Republicans like myself to reconsider our stance on the Monarchy.

John Eoin Douglas
(Spey Terrace)