Should we get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

Discussion in 'Environment and Science' started by PD, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. PD

    PD Retired

    Why do we still need to move the clocks forwards and backwards an hour? Shouldn’t we just scrap DST?
  2. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    Farmers like DST.
    I have no idea why.
  3. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Regular Member

    Which way should it be locked though? Most of us I'm sure like it to be light as late as possible in the height of summer but I wouldn't enjoy sunrise being at 9.30am in the depths of winter if we were to stick to summer time all year round.

    (I'm in Shropshire by the way, so hardly the far flung north.)
  4. classic33

    classic33 Senior Member

    Well there's a worldwide system already in use, UTC. If we've to change stick with that.
  5. Baron Vlad Harkonenn

    Baron Vlad Harkonenn Regular Member

    I'd say fix it at GMT+1.

    The Scottish crofters will just have to go on e-bay and buy some nice LED lights.
  6. classic33

    classic33 Senior Member

    GMT +2 was brought in for the South of the country, not the North. They wanted more daylight down there.
  7. Baron Vlad Harkonenn

    Baron Vlad Harkonenn Regular Member

    Now that is an idea.

    Fix it at GMT+1 for winter and then +2 for summer. Daylight until 11pm would be nice.
    Sea of vapours likes this.
  8. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    I like it as it is now.
    Something to look forward to when the clocks go forward in Spring.
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