Monday, 2 July 2012

What happened to our summer?

Last month turned out to be the wettest June on record and July has started no better.
But what really gets under my skin is the thought that the days are already getting shorter.
I'd be a big fan of Scottish independence if I thought it would free up England to change the clocks to our liking. What we need is GMT +2 in summer and GMT +1 in winter; the Scots have long resisted the idea.
Stepping into line with much of the continent would be a bonus but that doesn't matter much to me.
What I long for is lighter evenings. There are the practical benefits of energy saving with less necessity for artifical lighting and fewer road deaths.
Best of all, in my opinion, is that such a move would lift this country's spirits by making after-work hours more pleasant and fruitful.

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