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    Posted: 07 Nov 2012 at 15:54
I'd love to have BST all year round. It just suits my body clock.
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I'd much prefer longer evenings. When I worked in healthcare we didn't have any windows in our department so I literally never saw daylight during the week. It was awful and depressing.

Now most of my colleagues are in Europe anyway so I work to their time rather than UK time when I'm not on site somewhere.

I would have thought that lighter evenings would be safer road wise or at least no worse. Why are dark mornings worse than dark afternoons?
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  Quote jamesfly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2012 at 12:54
I'm not sure it would make a significant distinction. The night time are mild enough in the summertime season when it's awesome, and when the weather's not awesome it's black.
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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Oct 2011 at 21:56
I think we need lighter nights in winter!!!
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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Oct 2011 at 21:53

Stop the clocks

Says Deborah Meaden
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Published: Today

OUR annual clock-changing ritual which we'll be repeating once again this weekend feels like a form of madness.

Each year we wind our watches back and plunge our evenings into darkness. But nobody seems to know why.

We get an extra hour's sleep but in 21st Century Britain that's where the benefits end.

After years as an investor, I know a good idea when I see one. As a businesswoman, I understand the importance of using every resource as efficiently as possible.

Light is no exception.

That's why I'm joining the call to move Britain forward by one hour throughout the year, bringing our waking hours back in line with the hours of daylight.

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If you don't see the problem with our current system, just ask yourself this: When was the last time you went to bed before dark?

We sleep through hundreds of hours of daylight every year, and every hour wasted is a wasted opportunity.

By synchronizing the UK's clocks with our largest business partners in Europe, we would gain valuable extra trading time every working day.

There are also serious gains to be made in the tourism and leisure industries. Our outdoor attractions could stay open for longer, effectively extending the summer tourism season.

Independent research shows that this simple and inexpensive change would boost the industry by up to £3.5billion every year, creating up to 80,000 jobs.

It was this business case that first got my attention but the benefits of extra daylight touch almost every aspect of our lives.

Having more daylight in our lives would make us happier and healthier. Everyone hates leaving work in the dark and another hour of light is another hour we can spend walking in the park or playing sport rather than being stuck inside on the sofa.

By lighting up the evening rush hour, advancing the clocks would also make our roads safer, averting hundreds of accidents and saving around 80 lives a year.

Add to this the reduction in the need for evening electric lighting (saving on energy bills and carbon emissions) plus the health benefits to our workforce of additional evening sport and the case for change becomes compelling.

It is no wonder that opinion polls show strong support across the United Kingdom.

So who is opposed to this change? As it turns out, almost nobody.

There are plenty of myths flying around but with lives at stake and our economy on a knife edge, this is no time for folklore.

MP Rebecca Harris's Daylight Saving Bill, which is currently working its way through Parliament, is a rare opportunity properly to assess the way we set our clocks in this country.

The Bill is seeking a thorough government review of the evidence. Only if the review confirms the expected benefits would any trial be enacted. In other words, this is sensible, evidence-based policymaking.

This simple and popular policy will cost the public purse next to nothing and could, potentially, net the nation billions.



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  Quote tinatemplesmith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar 2011 at 13:35
I'm not sure it would make a huge difference. The nights are light enough in the summer when it's nice, and when the weather's not nice it's dark. Plus, the north has light nights in summer anyway. It's only the south that would benefit.
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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 23:40
I like lighter nights/longer evenings too.
 
Lived on the equator for two years, dark all year round at 6 - 6.30pm, ok in winter, not good in summer!!
 
Nice in the summer, altho difficult to get kids to bed!
 
Still want to go to Scandinavia to have almost 24 hours sunshine one year
 
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  Quote James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 11:41
Originally posted by MargiABC

James, does this mean it would be all year as opposed to just the summer months?


I think it does Margi. Thing is, we can't have it both ways so it's either light mornings or light nights. I think I'd prefer it lighter in the evenings to be honest, that's my favourite thing about summer. In winter it's only really daylight while I'm at work so it won't make much difference either way.
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  Quote SkatingSam22 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2011 at 09:35
*stomps her foot*

just realised that this means the time scale between US and UK will be even further apart - so no, I don't want it! It's difficult trying to talk to my Mum (she lives in America) now as it is .. let alone when they decide this is going to happen!!

I'm with James on the shift thing tho .. 7am-8pm shifts suck with things like light and dark mornings/nights

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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 21:38
I for one, can't wait until we have CET (central european time)
light light nights in the summer!!
 
oh oh will have to buy black out blinds for my kids tho!!!, lol
 
I want to go to Scandinavia one summer when they have almost round the clock daylight!!
that would be amazing.
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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 21:36
summer would be double summer time then!! (ie gmt +2)
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 15:36
James, does this mean it would be all year as opposed to just the summer months?
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  Quote James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2011 at 12:41
Originally posted by deborah31

Scotland objects, let them have their own time, they have their own parliament, their own school system,  their own football teams !! (lol)


*gasp* Well, excuse US for being a separate country in the first place! We're not a province of England you know.

I have no problem with the clocks going forward an hour and staying that way. It's lovely to get up for a 7am start and have the sun shining - it definitely makes it easier, but I also going out to play in the summer in the lighter nights. There's nothing better than being in a nice beer garden or even my back garden til really late and still have the sun shining. There are some nights it doesn't even get full dark, I love that too.

Winter is the problem though - it's rubbish getting up in the dark, going to work then coming home when it's dark.
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  Quote SkatingSam22 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 17:50
*looks really confused*

this is something that isn't going to cost us something? .. wow!
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 10:38
WA did the trial. I think they decided not to continue with it. My friend in Qld always complains about the time difference in summer.
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