Britain will elect a new Parliament next month, and both parties have hinted that the UK’s version of Daylight Saving Time is about to get heavier:
[B]oth Labour and the Tories are considering including in their election manifestos a plan to move British clocks permanently forward by one hour. Thus, at present the country lives on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in the winter and [the last Sunday in March] will leap forward to British Summer Time (GMT+1). Under the new proposals, there would be no reversion to GMT this autumn, after which the usual cycle would resume. Britain would move between GMT+1 for winter and GMT+2 for summer.
… which would see many Scottish schoolchildren see the sunrise whilst in their classrooms and experience an 11:10pm sunset in the summer months. As far as I’m concerned can we please just adopt one time over the entire year and stick with it? Maybe I can adopt GMT+2 myself and just force everyone else to adapt to my personal timezone.
Or, conversely, why stop at one hour?
Why don’t we move the calendar forward by two weeks in the spring, and back two weeks in the autumn. Then we would get an extra month of summer!
It makes exactly as much sense.