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Repealing the Summer Time Order of 2002

Comment 1st July 2010

Twice a year, we change our clocks to conform to the Summer Time Order of 2002.  This is burdensome and costly, and impacts every person in the United Kingdom. 

Why does this matter?

We spend an enormous amount of effort – and for some, money – to change the clocks twice a year.  For many electrical devices, this needs us to spend ages once a year whilst the clocks run "forward" to go back.  For a couple of days, whilst more clocks are remembered to be updated, incorrect times are given.  For some equipment like Central Heating, Traffic Light Sequences, Property Alarms, and even London Underground's Passenger Operated Machines, the wrong prices, the wrong settings, and unacceptable delays can build up whilst the new times are "sorted".  Some people also miss valuable work when they forget to, or mis-set their clocks and find alarmclocks don't go off at the time expected, buses don't run as the driver didn't turn up, and in one case, the wrong price being displayed on a ticket machine because it thought it was still rush-hour instead of "Off-Peak".

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