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Post Options Post Options   Quote Laser 173312 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 11 at 3:00pm
Don't think that would help anything. More importantly is why do we wait 'til the end of March to put the clocks forward. Should do it this weekend. It's light enough now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ob1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 11 at 4:21pm
adopting double summertime would mean that we would already (in February) be on what we now call sumertime.  I don't think anyone is suggesting we adjust the clock by two hours each time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 11 at 4:25pm
I believe the proposal is to retain GMT in the Winter and have double summertime in the Summer.
It might be light enough in the south to put the clocks forward now, but not in Scotland!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ob1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 11 at 5:22pm
 
"Currently, the UK operates at GMT in the winter and GMT+1 in the summer.  The change would mean GMT+1 in the winter and GMT+2 in the summer."
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ASok Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 11 at 6:06pm
Originally posted by GK.LaserII

did someone mention double portions....mmm yes please. Warm summer evenings Smile
 
 
Warm?.........Summer?........Warm Summer??
 
Nope - don't believe you.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote DaveT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 11 at 7:22pm
this would be awesome for after work sailing, bring it on
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 11 at 10:01pm
Having spent 20 years working in continental Europe, I can tell you it was very hard to get hold of people in Britain on the phone. Either they hadn't arrived at work yet (many Brits start at 9, most Germans at 8, which makes matters worse), or else they were at lunch when I got back from mine.
 
OK, we'll still be out of synch with the US, China etc., but at least we can be in tune with a heck of a lot more people than now.
 
The use of the term 'double summer time' is really confusing when apparently they are proposing single summer time, based on Central European Time all year round. That said, I always thought double summer time per se was a great idea: put the clocks forward one hour at the beginning of March and another at the beginning of May to September. No more problems with time limits on Wednesdays! Probably too complicated for people, though.
 
One argument I've never understood is the Scottish farmers. Surely cows can't tell the time? So the farmer can suit himself and them and just work to solar time all year round can't he? Must be more to it; maybe someone can enlighten me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 11 at 10:19pm
More hours to go sailing in the evening after work???  THUMBS UP FROM ME!!!!!!!  Love it!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 11 at 10:46pm

I've never quite understood the "BUT THINK OF THE FARMERS" argument either.


I wonder if the UK shifts to CET whether Ireland will follow- and whether Portugal will as well

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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 11 at 1:08pm
We've been after this for years, as it is my firm Surf Sales starts work at 8 and has done since forever because it's already 9 for our suppliers who were German and had been in the office for an hour.

Plus right now it would be light at 6, means we'd spend more time on the water or out riding after work without lights.

It's nuts not to do it. Cut the jocks a timeline, they do everything else different, including getting their kids through uni without paying.

Is there not a thing going through pariliament and those fascists on the Mail calling it 'Berlin time' ffs it's Paris Time if it's anything and it could be argued more relevant and tied to the old Rose Line.
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