From Lawrence Woolf.
THE thought of changing our time zone is the worst idea that any of our politicians has thought of since GST.
You do not need a PhD in astrophysics to realise that the control of day and night is not within our powers. The clocks are correct in our time zone if the sun is due south at noon at the reference longitude which, for us, is based at Greenwich.
Giving it a different name or number makes no difference at all. We should not even be changing to BST in the summer. The French have got it wrong and we do not need to make the same mistake.
If people want to start work earlier so that they have longer, lighter evenings, you only need to repeal the law that says that everyone is only allowed to work between 9 am and 5 pm.
If there is no such law, the problem does not exist. If we were encouraged to be more flexible with working hours, the rush hour traffic would be reduced. Maybe the politician who proposed the idea wants to maintain the amount of traffic jams and pollution produced.
Perhaps some think that the transmission of our TV programmes will be adjusted so that we would still be able to watch them at the same clock time. Imagine watching a horse race an hour before it takes place in England – you could win a fortune! If you believe that, you should become a politician.
If we have to make such a change, why not consider that we have a large number of people here who came from Portugal. We could go on Portuguese time! Some people might realise that they use Western European Time, just like the British Isles.
I will not be voting for such a change. I will not vote for any politician who supports the idea.
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