GMT & BST

I feel the move from BST, to GMT, in late October is well timed but I feel the move from GMT, back to BST, could come in early March, rather than at the end of it. The worst of the cold weather (If not wet weather!!!) is usually over by March and so an extra hour of daylight, at the end of the day, is more is than one in the morning. Relative to the equinox, the move to BST, at the end of March, equates to putting the clocks back in mid September, which would be absurd.

Why is this idea important?

I feel the move from BST, to GMT, in late October is well timed but I feel the move from GMT, back to BST, could come in early March, rather than at the end of it. The worst of the cold weather (If not wet weather!!!) is usually over by March and so an extra hour of daylight, at the end of the day, is more is than one in the morning. Relative to the equinox, the move to BST, at the end of March, equates to putting the clocks back in mid September, which would be absurd.

Daylight saving law

The daylight saving laws were originally introduced by an upper class person out riding his horse early in the morning in the summer who realised what beautiful weather there was, and felt that the peasants should share in the beauty.  The extra hour of daylight in the summer morning was produced by getting the peasants up an hour earlier by putting the clocks forward by an hour in the spring.  This got confused later when it appeared to relate to light in the winter for school children going to school in the light.  That's wrong as the winter is actually GMT an not altered by daylight saving.

Why is this idea important?

The daylight saving laws were originally introduced by an upper class person out riding his horse early in the morning in the summer who realised what beautiful weather there was, and felt that the peasants should share in the beauty.  The extra hour of daylight in the summer morning was produced by getting the peasants up an hour earlier by putting the clocks forward by an hour in the spring.  This got confused later when it appeared to relate to light in the winter for school children going to school in the light.  That's wrong as the winter is actually GMT an not altered by daylight saving.

Change to CET for England Only just call it GMT +1 +2 etc

More light in the winter. Most people in the mornings are going to work, so it does not matter about wheather it is light or not.

The evenings are where it counts.

It would encourage more spending, outdoor activities etc. The Scottish and Welsh may complain about this,so as they want to be independant, after all they have their own Parilmentary system, they can stick to their own changes.

This would apply to England only…no offense to Scotland and Wales there. but i think its the right way forward.

Why is this idea important?

More light in the winter. Most people in the mornings are going to work, so it does not matter about wheather it is light or not.

The evenings are where it counts.

It would encourage more spending, outdoor activities etc. The Scottish and Welsh may complain about this,so as they want to be independant, after all they have their own Parilmentary system, they can stick to their own changes.

This would apply to England only…no offense to Scotland and Wales there. but i think its the right way forward.

clocks back and forth

why do we still adopt the out of date process of changing our clocks back and forth twice a year?Its something we don't need to do. It causes so many problems and is totally unnecessary. I also remember it being tried in the 70's and yes it was just the Scots that were against it. Pl stick to one GMT all year round. Thank you

Why is this idea important?

why do we still adopt the out of date process of changing our clocks back and forth twice a year?Its something we don't need to do. It causes so many problems and is totally unnecessary. I also remember it being tried in the 70's and yes it was just the Scots that were against it. Pl stick to one GMT all year round. Thank you

keep british summer time

Keep british summer time and double time next summer.  This brings us more in line with europe.  Why should we in the south conform to Scotland.  They have their own parliament and could introduce their own hours.  Scotland is over 500 miles from the southern regions and yet we are only 40+ miles from France across the channel.  We change time zones quite happily  when we travel Europe or even the States. 

Why is this idea important?

Keep british summer time and double time next summer.  This brings us more in line with europe.  Why should we in the south conform to Scotland.  They have their own parliament and could introduce their own hours.  Scotland is over 500 miles from the southern regions and yet we are only 40+ miles from France across the channel.  We change time zones quite happily  when we travel Europe or even the States. 

Align time in England and Wales with Europe

Let's make the most of the sun during summer. If this upsets the Scots they have their own parliament – they can choose to stay as they are now.

Why we allow 5 million Scots to determine something that affects more than 50 million other citizens seems daft to me.

Why is this idea important?

Let's make the most of the sun during summer. If this upsets the Scots they have their own parliament – they can choose to stay as they are now.

Why we allow 5 million Scots to determine something that affects more than 50 million other citizens seems daft to me.

An end to British Summer Time

British Summer Time was introduced in 1916 with the idea of encouraging the population to do an extra hour's work during summer evenings and saving fuel for lighting.  As the country has become more industrialised the amount of work we do has a lot less to do with the availability of daylight. The increasing use of low energy lighting also means there are less savings to be made in that area.  Research does show an increase in fatal road accidents during dark Autumn and Winter afternoons but this could be partly due to the sudden change when the clocks go back in October.  A lot could be done to improve this by better street lighting and education about safe driving.

Why is this idea important?

British Summer Time was introduced in 1916 with the idea of encouraging the population to do an extra hour's work during summer evenings and saving fuel for lighting.  As the country has become more industrialised the amount of work we do has a lot less to do with the availability of daylight. The increasing use of low energy lighting also means there are less savings to be made in that area.  Research does show an increase in fatal road accidents during dark Autumn and Winter afternoons but this could be partly due to the sudden change when the clocks go back in October.  A lot could be done to improve this by better street lighting and education about safe driving.

Year Round Retention Of Greenwich Mean Time

Since 1884 the world has taken its time zone from the Universal Meridian at Greenwich.  Although the Royal Observatory was eventually moved out of Greenwich, the Meridian Clock still marks the original location.  Yet, while the rest of the world takes its time zone as being GMT+n and GMT-n, Greenwich, along with the rest of Britain, spends half of the year not using its own time zone.

Why is this idea important?

Since 1884 the world has taken its time zone from the Universal Meridian at Greenwich.  Although the Royal Observatory was eventually moved out of Greenwich, the Meridian Clock still marks the original location.  Yet, while the rest of the world takes its time zone as being GMT+n and GMT-n, Greenwich, along with the rest of Britain, spends half of the year not using its own time zone.