If keeping track of the two systems is too mentally taxing for Lord Geoffrey Howe,
perhaps his title should be removed and given to someone who at least meets the average mental capacity of a British citizen?
Look, I'm a 'Merkin. I've never had a pint, probably never will. (Not because I object to the idea, but because I'm a poor sod who is allergic to hops. And while a pint of beer is something the body can handle, a pint of gin and tonic has a somewhat more dramatic effect.) But even though this whole thing doesn't affect me in the least, it still irritates me when one of these loons takes to the public stage to pontificate such utter dreck.