[tz] Moving more zones to 'backzone'

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Wed Aug 17 11:00:09 UTC 2022

Robert Elz said:
>   | So why doesn't that argument apply to Europe/Glasgow and Europe/Cardiff?
> Glasgow most probably should have a zone, I'm not aware enough of the
> political situation of Wales to guess whether one for Cardiff (however
> you want to spell it...) would ever actually set the timezone, or even
> have the capacity to do so, but I have no objection to it in principal.
>   | Followed in quick succession by Europe/Redruth.
> I have absolutely no idea where that is, or what it is, so no
> comment.

It's the largest town in Kernow.

> The decision would be based generally on whether the authority in question
> has the authority to set the time (which would be demonstrated by their having
> done that, even if that amounts to no more than "The English Standard time
> act of 1317 applies, as amended, including amendments made in the future".)
> or has demonstrated actually setting the timezone and having that used.

So if I can get a group the rest of my street to agree that I have set the
time they use (even if it follows the same rules as the rest of the UK),
then I can have my own time zone?

Or, if you don't like that example, my parish council. Actually, that would
probably be easier than my street; it's about the same size and I could do
some political horse-trading.

What stops any state in the US legislating that their time is the same as
the time set by Congress and then claiming a new zone? Or any county (for
those states that have them)?

I'm not sure what the right answer is for pre-1970 data, and we need to
keep alive the names of any zones we've had in the past, but I'm firmly in
the "one zone for each geographical area that keeps the same time,
irrespective of any other political boundaries" camp.

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