As if we needed another reason.
The Scots are right, though. If I lived in Aberdeen and Westminster were proposing a change that meant it’d still be dark at 10am in winter, I’d object too.
But here in the home counties, a move to Central European Time (CET) would be most welcome.
Scotland can cleave off in their own direction and establish Scottish Highland Time (SHiT).
What, exactly is stopping them? If they did that, England would be free to go its own way, instead of kowtowing to half a dozen porridge munching gingers.
Bring it on.
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They wanted devolution. Cuts both ways, no?
it’s Kowtow bloody
Where as this is
duly noted ;o)
I’m a Scot and I’m not outraged. I couldn’t give a flying fuck.
Of course, the story plays into the hands of the ‘professional England hating’ Jocks and the petty SNP twats.
Couldn’t the Government just ban ‘dark’? They’ve fucking banned everything else!
One could adopt Celtic Unified National Time.
@Al Jahom “The Scots are right, though. If I lived in Aberdeen and Westminster were proposing a change that meant it’d still be dark at 10am in winter, I’d object too.”
I think they are being rather “Glass half empty” about this don’t you?
Another way of looking at it would be that it gives them an extra hour’s daylight in the evening to sit round the park and drink Buckfast?
If you live in London – or anywhere at latitude zero – and want to get up an hour early and go to work in the pitch dark, that’s OK by me but why fiddle with the clock? Just get up an hour early. One of the (now) few natural advantages enjoyed by London is its time zone. If you don’t believe me try working in or dealing with the international markets if you’re based in Los Angeles – or even New York. Adjusting our clock to what is essentially – and doesn’t Dave like it? – EU standard time is another shove of this country under the EU juggernaut. I’m not surprised at him – I’m very surprised at you.
I do see where you coming from, but something that is otherwise a good idea does not become a bad idea just because it would suit the EU.
If it’s a bad idea for any reason, it’s the Scottish objection which would most likely apply to Cumbrians and Northumbrians too.
I lived in Edinburgh—which is not particularly northerly, by Scottish standards—for ten years. In winter, it didn’t really get light until about 10am and it was dark by 4pm.
So, really, what is the problem?