UK may move to CET time

forest

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I started a tread on this a year or more ago when I read that the Conservative party planed to move the UK over to CET time
Now it seems such a motion s going to go through Westminster

I support the idea (I am assuming if the UK does Ireland will follow)
I would also support us doing it without the UK

I think its long over due
Only The UK Ireland Portugal and Iceland are in GMT in Europe
(Iceland doesn't observe the EU time directive and doesn't have daylight saving time)

Scotland is opposed to the idea but its worth nothing Norway which is further north of Scotland is in CET time

I am going to watch this closely and hope it does come to pass
 


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It's fine for the UK, but it's certainly not a good idea in this country. We would have children on the west coast going to school in pitch darkness. We may end up with a situation where England and Wales go to CET in the winter, but Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland stay with GMT.
 

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It's not fine for the UK - It wouldn't be daylight in large parts of Scotland before about 9:45am ! That's the main reason it won't happen in the UK.
 

seabhcan

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It's fine for the UK, but it's certainly not a good idea in this country. We would have children on the west coast going to school in pitch darkness. We may end up with a situation where England and Wales go to CET in the winter, but Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland stay with GMT.
How about we allow schools to open later? If its dark at 9am, surely it wouldn't be impossible to open the school at 10am instead? Plenty of businesses are on flexitime anyway - so many parents wouldn't care.
 

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How about we allow schools to open later? If its dark at 9am, surely it wouldn't be impossible to open the school at 10am instead? Plenty of businesses are on flexitime anyway - so many parents wouldn't care.
What is wrong with going to school in the dark?
 

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What is wrong with going to school in the dark?
It's dangerous, many children walk/cycle to school. If Ireland went to CET, the sun wouldn't rise until almost 10 o'clock in parts of the west.
 

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How about we allow schools to open later? If its dark at 9am, surely it wouldn't be impossible to open the school at 10am instead? Plenty of businesses are on flexitime anyway - so many parents wouldn't care.
Because that would push school closing hours right into the middle of the evening commute.
 

kerdasi amaq

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We're not part of Central Europe, so we shouldn't be using their time.

We should go back to our own time.
 

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SlickWilly

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They will have issues concerning traffic conditions in Scotland if they do. I wonder is it possible for us to do it without them?
 

bprob

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that's what he said - it would be almost 10am before the sun has risen. And Donegal and Sligo have it later than Galway.
9.21 is not 10.00
galway was specified in original post
 

factual

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I am sure people would be able to manage just fine.

The key point is that the dark evenings are depressing.
 


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