Sunday, October 25, 2009

Should the Scots have their own Tundra Time Zone?

As summer kicks in in the Antipodes the combination of grimmer oop north weather and the changing of the clocks has Pub Philosopher grumpy. Does it make sense for the UK to align with the rest of Europe in time zone?

Pitch dark by 5 o'clock today.
I've said all I'm going to say about the annual stupidity of putting the clocks back to daylight wasting time. The case for keeping our clocks one hour ahead of the sun in winter is overwhelming. Our lives are different from those of our ancestors. We get up later and go to bed later.
As Sir Alistair Horne said, if the Scots want to have their own Tundra Time, let them go ahead. Just don't drag the rest of us into the dark too.

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2 comments:

jmb said...

Well George Bush made changes in daylight saving time that perhaps made sense for some parts of the USA. But of course we oop North Canadian folks got dragged into it too although it made no sense to us.

Go to work in the dark, come home in the dark is Winter for us.

Andrew Scott said...

Hello there - many or perhaps even most Scots agree with you I think. I certainly do. We want to have a lighter evening; but it seems to have become assumed we don't, probably due to the influence of farmers/landowners with too much influence.