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Offline Lionel Hutz  
#1 Posted : 17 July 2019 09:33:48(UTC)
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In light of the EU proposal to bring to an end the twice annual changing of the clocks, I thought I'd post this

https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/here-comes-the-summer-daylight-saving-1916-Ireland

It's written from an Irish perspective. However, as we were part of the UK when DST was introduced, large parts of it are relevant to the UK too. An interesting feature is the way in which all local areas had their own time until the railways forced standardisation of clocks to London time(and Dublin time). Nonetheless, some areas persisted in operating both local time and Dublin time. The article contains the funny story about a man who complained that he missed a train because the clock outside a rural Irish station showed a different time(local time) to the one inside the station(Dublin time). When he complained about the discrepancy in the station having two clocks showing different times, his complaint was dismissed with the response "if they told the same time, there would be no need to have two clocks"!

https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0716/1063487-daylight-savings-time/

It seems that our government will oppose the EU proposal. Hopefully, the proposal requires unanimity. If so, it's dead in the water.

Edit:On checking, it seems that this can go through on a qualified majority. Hopefully, enough states oppose it. 

 

Edited by user 17 July 2019 10:20:55(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline Chunky Pea  
#2 Posted : 17 July 2019 13:00:56(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Lionel Hutz Go to Quoted Post

https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0716/1063487-daylight-savings-time/

It seems that our government will oppose the EU proposal. Hopefully, the proposal requires unanimity. If so, it's dead in the water.

Edit:On checking, it seems that this can go through on a qualified majority. Hopefully, enough states oppose it. 

 

"The minister has reached this conclusion following an extensive consultation that involved Government departments and the public".

"It found that people would generally favour brighter evenings in winter".

We seem to forget that the UK & Ireland (or 'Eire' as GtW would call it) are two of the most northerly countries on the planet. How much friggin' daylight do we need? God knows we have enough of it at this time of year to the point were it seems eternal. Let us enjoy our winterly and seasonal dark evenings please! 

 

 

 

 

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Offline Lionel Hutz  
#3 Posted : 17 July 2019 16:20:05(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Chunky Pea Go to Quoted Post

 

"The minister has reached this conclusion following an extensive consultation that involved Government departments and the public".

"It found that people would generally favour brighter evenings in winter".

We seem to forget that the UK & Ireland (or 'Eire' as GtW would call it) are two of the most northerly countries on the planet. How much friggin' daylight do we need? God knows we have enough of it at this time of year to the point were it seems eternal. Let us enjoy our winterly and seasonal dark evenings please! 

 

 

 

 

I agree with you totally about dark winter evenings. However, I would think that we're in a minority on that point!

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Offline DEW  
#4 Posted : 18 July 2019 20:45:45(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Lionel Hutz Go to Quoted Post

 

I agree with you totally about dark winter evenings. However, I would think that we're in a minority on that point!

Seconded, though it's the other side of the coin that I prefer, long summer evenings.

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Offline Saint Snow  
#5 Posted : 18 July 2019 21:18:43(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DEW Go to Quoted Post

 

Seconded, though it's the other side of the coin that I prefer, long summer evenings.

 

I love both.

They help make the seasons (cos let's face it, all too often there's little distinction made in the bloody weather)

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