new UK proposal

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at
Tue Apr 6 12:59:53 UTC 1999

Peter Ilieve wrote:
> The following letter appeared in the Independent (a UK `quality'
> broadsheet paper) on 31 March, so was presumably not an April Fool
> (although I have my doubts :-):
> ---
> Time for reform
> Sir: I cannot be the only person who felt disoriented on Sunday
> morning after losing an hour's sleep, but who was grateful for the
> prospect of lighter evenings. Nevertheless, I feel that permanent
> British Summer Time would not be appropriate because of excessively
> long dark mornings in Scotland, and the loss of October's extra
> hour in bed would be hard to bear.
>   May I therefor suggest that the country adopts Greenwich Mean Time
> in the mornings, and BST in the afternoons? The clocks could go
> forward after lunch and back around 2am. This would reduce the
> working week (currently far too long for most people) and give
> everyone an extra hour in bed every night. Evenings would be lighter,
> and mornings not too dark in winter. Why has nobody thought of this

> before?
> John Parker
> London N3
> ---
>                 Peter Ilieve            peter at

I think this is a VERY good idea. But remember we're the European
Community. That rule to determine beginning/end of daylight saving
should be used all over Europe, so we would also benefit from it in
Germany ;-)


M. Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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