Comments on: Stop the Clocks: EU to scrap daylight saving time https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/stop-the-clocks-eu-to-scrap-daylight-saving-time/ EU news and policy debates across languages Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:35:59 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Peter Fletcher https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/stop-the-clocks-eu-to-scrap-daylight-saving-time/#comment-335883 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:30:07 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1266798#comment-335883 It was not a disaster that I remember especially here in the south of the UK as we quite liked the additional hour in the evening. The problem was the north south divide where in Scotland particularly much darker mornings were said to be a safety hazard for workers and kids going to school.

I think basically however it was the underlying nature of the British in that many do not like change or for that matter progress; Gloriana rules OK – or not as I believe we are about to find out.

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By: El Inglés https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/stop-the-clocks-eu-to-scrap-daylight-saving-time/#comment-335708 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 15:19:06 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1266798#comment-335708 michaelsd, you must be very well read as I keep abreast of the Commission’s public consultations but missed this, nor did I read about it in any of the several newspapers and journals I scour (none is a comic). Yes, I’m pretty annoyed at the justification cited to move ahead, but the reference to Brexit was written tongue-in-cheek 🙂 Forgive me.

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By: Barry https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/stop-the-clocks-eu-to-scrap-daylight-saving-time/#comment-335689 Sat, 01 Sep 2018 16:55:30 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1266798#comment-335689 The U.K. tried this and for several years did not change the clocks back to gmt, it was overall a disaster so we returned to the better system of changing twice a year, no one in the U.K. would vote to go back to not changing.

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By: michaelsd https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/stop-the-clocks-eu-to-scrap-daylight-saving-time/#comment-335683 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:04:59 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1266798#comment-335683 Why was it obscure? Most newspaper reported about it. Everyone was free to participate.

Neither the Brexit, nor this is legally binding. Unlike the Brexit no one is going to the streets and no one is opposing the changes in massive numbers.

Unlike the Brexit, an an EU citizen you have the choice to start an ECI to stop the legislature.

Oh, unlike the Brexit, no one told the EU citizens how much better it will be if they do not have to change times twice a year!

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By: El Inglés https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/stop-the-clocks-eu-to-scrap-daylight-saving-time/#comment-335682 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:04:59 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1266798#comment-335682 Further to my umbrage of yesterday, it seems the Commission will make a legislative proposal given the support of only 0.7% of the EU population in an obscure survey (not overlooking 3 million of the 4.6 million respondents came from one country). Like it or loathe it, Juncker had better be careful not to call the result of the Brexit referendum “undemocratic” when it was supported by 27% of the UK population.

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