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Originally posted by alstorer

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

 
As an ex dairy farmer I used to get up in the dark and finish work in the dark so it makes no difference in fact it was a bloody nuisance. I was quite happy to ignore the change but had to finish milking before the kids went to school or the milk tanker collection time would change so it was about fitting in with everyone else.
I think it goes back to war time and many farms didnt have electricity and tractors didnt have lights so work had to be done in daylight hours.
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We had a period of staying on GMT+1 when I was at school and it was much better for us in winter in the north midlands. It was light when we went to school and still light in the evening coming home too. The accident statistics are probably taken from this period.
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