Should the clocks change

gear one

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The clocks went back an hour on Sunday Morning 29th October and the dark evenings are upon us.
An interesting point is, should we bother changing the clocks at all during the year. Are the evenings long enough as it is in the Summer? Parents voicing concerns over their children walking home from school in the dusk/dark may too be a valid concern. Could there be a small connection to crime too with the shorter days. But then, conversely, not changing the clocks may mean it doesn't get bright early enough in the mornings.
What do ye think.
 


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I remember the British were contemplating not changing the clocks this time last year. I am sure that changing the time can have a big bearing on driving also. Especially after 4.30 when people are commuting home from work.
 

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Communication across time zones is difficult enough at the moment. I've worked in many countries and with people based in many countries and so much time is wasted on miscalculations of how far ahead/behind a country is. I've worked near the equator where the clocks don't change and in the southern hemisphere where the time difference with home can vary between 3 to 4 to 5 hours due to unsyncronised clock changes. Personally I would prefer us to be on central european time, but keep standard clock changes i.e. i prefer a bright evening to a bright morning.
 

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An old thread but a right up to date question. Are the clocks, yet again, going to go back this year? There was a lot of talk when they went forward last March that that would be the last time the nonsense of kidding ourselves by changing our clocks back or forward an hour would happen.

Then it seems, we all forget about it until the next time a change is due.

I say keep the summer time all year round. I don't want to see the clocks being turned back an hour. I would much prefer the longer hours of daylight to be in the evenings. I detest darkness falling at half past four in the afternoon by the end of November. It is so depressing.

It would be much better to start the fresh new day in darkness so that we could watch the sun rise on the day.

So, what's happening this year? Anybody know?

 

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An old thread but a right up to date question. Are the clocks, yet again, going to go back this year? There was a lot of talk when they went forward last March that that would be the last time the nonsense of kidding ourselves by changing our clocks back or forward an hour would happen.

Then it seems, we all forget about it until the next time a change is due.

I say keep the summer time all year round. I don't want to see the clocks being turned back an hour. I would much prefer the longer hours of daylight to be in the evenings. I detest darkness falling at half past four in the afternoon by the end of November. It is so depressing.

It would be much better to start the fresh new day in darkness so that we could watch the sun rise on the day.

So, what's happening this year? Anybody know?


Ah no man i look forward to the clocks going back, the dark evening are great if your indoors with heat and good food, thats what the autumn/winter is all about
 

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No point discussing the change in Ireland. If the English change, then we will follow suit. If they don't we won't.

If the English adopted Siberian time, we would too.

Simples.


But very sad.


D
 

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In 1907 an Englishman, William Willett, campaigned to advance clocks by 80 minutes. He proposed four moves of 20 minutes at the beginning of the spring and summer months, and to return to Greenwich Mean Time in a similar manner in the autumn. The following year, the House of Commons rejected a Bill to advance the clocks by one hour during the spring and summer months.
Summer time was first defined in an Act of Parliament in 1916. The clocks were moved one hour ahead of GMT from the spring to the autumn.
During the Second World War, double summer time (two hours in advance of GMT) was introduced, lasting until July 1945.
British Summer Time ends: clocks go back : Directgov - Newsroom

Googled the question. It seems despite all the discussion I recollect from earlier in the year, that nothing has changed. The crazy psychological mind-tricks are set to continue and we'll all be expected to turn our clocks back and turn our clocks forward and back and forward...........into infinity!
 

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No point discussing the change in Ireland. If the English change, then we will follow suit. If they don't we won't.

If the English adopted Siberian time, we would too.

Simples.


But very sad.


D
While personally I sometimes lament the "if England jumped out the window so would we" mentality this is one area where we actually should,imagine the chaos with the north if we put the clocks back and they didn't or vice verse.For the record I really hope that we come to our senses and don't put the clocks back this time,a redundant idea in this day and age Imo,can't see them not doing so unfortunately though.
 

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I'd like to change the clocks back to when this thread was started and put a bullet through a certain Anglo chairman.
 

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The bi-annual clock change is one of the major pains in the backside for myself as I work shift. If you finish at 10pm and start the following morning at 5am losing an hour is a pain. The biggest pain in the backside is when your work colleges don't show up on time because they didn't reseal the change. Incidentally they never show up an hour early when the clocks go back
 

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just take 30 mins off in october. Simples. Now changing to CET is another matter.
 

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The clocks went back an hour on Sunday Morning 29th October and the dark evenings are upon us.
An interesting point is, should we bother changing the clocks at all during the year. Are the evenings long enough as it is in the Summer? Parents voicing concerns over their children walking home from school in the dusk/dark may too be a valid concern. Could there be a small connection to crime too with the shorter days. But then, conversely, not changing the clocks may mean it doesn't get bright early enough in the mornings.
What do ye think.
If you let your clock wind down and leave it alone then it wont change.
Better still it will be right twice a day.
Problem solved.
 

DuineEile

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While personally I sometimes lament the "if England jumped out the window so would we" mentality this is one area where we actually should,imagine the chaos with the north if we put the clocks back and they didn't or vice verse.For the record I really hope that we come to our senses and don't put the clocks back this time,a redundant idea in this day and age Imo,can't see them not doing so unfortunately though.
Chaotic like say the USA, where crossing a state line can mean changing a time zone? Oh yeah. Totally unmanageable.

We can't keep using this excuse. We need to grow a set and do what is good for this state, and if necessary try to persuade NI or their UK masters to change.

The joke that was our policy on the accession states ann Bulgaria and Romania should never be repeated. We were in favour of restricting them from working because Britain said she was thinking about doing this, then they changed their minds, so hours later we announced we were "strongly thinking" of letting them in, then they changed their mind again, and we waited until they made a formal announcement, then we followed suit.

Tell me. Why do we have a "Form P45" and " Asbos"? What other country even copies the names of their neighbours forms, and legislation, down to their acronyms?

What sort of gimp slave weirdos run this country for God's sake?

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Can we put the clocks back by half an hour, like now?

I'm late back from lunch.

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The Field Marshal

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There is a difference IINM of about a half hour in daylight time between Dublin and Galway.

The mechanisation & standardisation of time is probably the largest single cause of stress on the globe.

I say proscribe all clocks and other time measuring devices and return to our inner bio-rhythms in harmony with natural hours of daylight specific to our own unique and particular location.
 

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No can't stand this idea I think we should stay permantely on gmt alll year and stop going onto a timezone 20 degrees east of the one we Are ment to be on... It's annoying who cares when it gets dark it's dark at 9:30 in gmt anyway in Cet it gets dark far to late for me... We aren't even ment to be on gmt either were ment to be on November time it's alright for England parts of them are 2 degrees east but parts if thus island are almost 11 degrees west at tines the sun sets 1:30 hours after London infact it's dark 2 hours after London if Thera a really clear sky in the summer... We should go on gmt -0.50 and then jump forward an hour and back in the winter instead of Cet
 

Frosty1

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And didn't anybody notice the USA I think the uk has more trading links with then than Asia this never seems to be mentioned if we stayed on gmt all year the difference would only be 4 hours in the summer!
 
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I say stop moving the clocks back and forth. Put them somewhere--I don't really care where--and then just leave them alone.
 


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