FIGHTING FOR THE POUND IN THE UK: No, not the kind that you spend, the kind that you weigh. Group Captain Mandrake reports on how one man who tried to carry on selling fruit and vegetables in pounds and ounces has finally lost his battle. It went all the way to the House of Lords in the UK. He has not been given leave to appeal. As Mandrake says, “The legislation he was defying came, unsurprisingly, from the Eurocrats”.