- double daylight savings please!
I’m with you OP. I live in NE Scotland and while it may still be light at 9pm just now I really prefer it to be light at 10pm 8)Posted 6 years ago
And I really just don’t get the argument for it going back an hour to GMT, how can darkness at 4pm be better than at 5pm during the winter months???
It’s only August.
but already it’s too dark to play outside by 8pm, while the dawn light is still doing it’s thing before 6am.
dawn could be 7 without any inconvenience, giving us playtime till 9 for another month.
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and don’t give me any shit about it being dark in winter, of course it’s dark in winter, it’s winter.Posted 6 years agonosediveMember
double daylight definitely needed.
and dont give me any nonsense about farmers needing it to the light in the morning, just get up when the some comes up. So you are going to miss Home and Away, big deal, no reason to rob the sun from the rest of us. It’s not as if the cows have watchesPosted 6 years ago
Nope – in winter it would not be light until late in scotland without any benefit as it would still be dark in the afternoons.
With the time set as it is in Scotland in winter its at least light for people to get to work / kids to get to school if dark after work / school. Shift to CET and it will be dark going to school / work and still dark coming home,
It was done as an experiment in the 70s and was not nice at all – I remember it.Posted 6 years ago
so can you
that’s a rubbish argument for keeping things the way they are – which most people find annoying most of the time.
everyone’s happy when we change the clocks in spring, and everyone complains when we change the clocks in autumn.
why do we do it?
TJ – of course it’ll be dark in winter, it’s winter. messing around with the clocks can’t change that.
but it can give us an extra 4ish months of playtime after work.
midsummer? – light all the time regardless of the clocks
midwinter? – dark all the time regardless of the clocks
spring / autumn – we cripple ourselves by setting our clocks in such a way to maximise daylight while we’re all still in bed.
it’s daft.Posted 6 years ago
of course it’s dark in winter, it’s winter.
‘lighter-later’ would be an inconvenience for a few poeple for about 1 month of the year, and a benefit for most people for about 4 months of the year.
it’s a compromise.
Kids leave school at 4ish, lighter-later would make their journey home lighter in winter…
where in the uk is it properly dark at 3pm in winter with the current arangement?Posted 6 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I vote no as well. Rubbish idea, having it light til 11pm or midnight in summer is crap.
What’s actually needed is much greater flexibility with when/how people work. OK, it won’t work for all but the potential is there to cut down massively on “rush hour” and the associated congestion.
The whole point of GMT originally was that it was zero hour, the prime meridian. When the sun is overhead it’s midday.Posted 6 years agojimificationMember
[Jimification] Yes, signed the petitions etc. for this ages ago (“Lighter Later” campaign)
“How did you get on with that?”
Pretty good, thanks for asking 🙂 Only took me two minutes and there were enough signatures for a bill in the house of commons. It’s passed its second reading and I don’t think they’ve ever got that far before with the idea. Lots of people in power behind it now but I’m doubtful that it will happen in the near future. Still..worth a try though. Sorry if it wouldn’t suit you..I’m sure you’re safe for a while 😀Posted 6 years ago
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