Abbott Regrets Not Doing More As PM To Rid Australia Of The Metric System

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In a wide ranging interview former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has spoken of his regret that he did not do more when he was PM to rid Australia of the metric system.

“I achieved a lot in my all too brief time as Prime Minister,” said Mr Abbott. “I knighted a Prince, I cut funding to the ABC and I even appointed a Dame.”

“But for every tax you axe and boat you stop there is always something you regret and for me it was not doing enough to rid this country of the metric system.”

When asked why he felt so strongly now, years later, about the metric system Mr Abbott said: “Well it’s just confusing isn’t it?”

“For instance I was thinking the other day about Malcolm Turnbull and I thought of the phrase a pound of flesh. But in Australia we don’t have pounds we have kilograms and whilst two point whatever kilograms of flesh sounds like more than a pound it doesn’t quite roll of the tongue now does it.”

“Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to Engadine Maccas to see ScoMo about a potential Senate vacancy.”

Mark Williamson
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  1. Funnier than many have been recently!

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