Sunday, 27 February 2011

If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it

The government, in their "infinite" wisdom, are considering putting our clocks forwards what amounts to an extra hour.
The purpose, they say, is to give us longer evenings. But it will also result in darker mornings in the winter.
Perhaps they should forget about trying to put our time equal to that of Europe! After all the Greenwich Meridian runs right through London. We have to have time zones.
These policies are being made by people from the south of the UK. Here in the North West, we have around three months of it still being light after 9pm. In fact if the day is good, and there is very little cloud, it can stay fairly light until 10.30pm. We have sunsets here, that take a long time from start to finish. Further North in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, you may not see the sun actually set in Summer, I know they also have much shorter daylight hours in winter. For just ONCE, can the politicians take into consideration the rest of the UK....above Watford Gap? Taking the clocks forward two hours at the end of March might suit the Southerners, but in the long run it could, and most possibly will create more problems than it solves.
There is NOTHING wrong with our current GMT and BST, it isn't broken, so please don't try to fix it!
And, as an afterthought, you can bet sure as eggs are eggs, this looney policy will be rejected by the Scottish Parliament! So, that would effectively divide the country, if it does, please can we be Scottish here?

1 comment:

Blue said...

One of the things I love best about Britain is the fact that it has retained its unique identity apart from Europe. It is both a part of, and separate from, the European community. The South needs to stuff it!