BWMA 2010 conference

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of speaking at the British Weights and Measures Association (BWMA) conference at the Victory Services Club in London – a great opportunity to speak about the TPA and to learn more about the work of the Association.


It’s very heartening to address a meeting, only to discover that within the audience there are already enthusiastic supporters of the TPA.  Such was the case with this event, not that there weren’t some challenging questions after my speech, mixed in with some interesting observations and even some tips on areas of wasteful spending for the TPA to look in to (and I look forward to following up on these!).BWMA Conference 2010 photo 1


It’s fair to say that there was worry about the cost of the EU amongst the attendees from the BWMA and consequently, some interest in our “Stop the EU Rip-off” campaign and the TPA’s book, The Great European Rip-off  - though I suppose there’s little wonder that members of a group established to buck arbitrary and costly regulation might be sceptical of the European Union!   I do hope that some of the day’s audience take a look our publications to further familiarise themselves with the endemic waste the TPA have found in the EU. 


The BWMA were established in 1995 and are well known for supporting the Metric Martyrs. They continue to campaign for the freedom to use the Imperial system and against compulsory Metrification.  They also continue to champion the use of Imperial measurements on road signs (saving us all the expense of amendments!).


I’d like to thank the Association for inviting the TPA along to speak.  It’s always very fulfilling to speak to an intelligent and engaged audience who seemingly support many of the aims and objectives of our campaign. It was great to meet you all and a thoroughly enlightening afternoon!


If you belong to a group that would like to hear more about the TPA, then please do get in touch and we’d be delighted to come along to explain more about our work on behalf of the taxpayer. Email [email protected] for more details.


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