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OA260
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British Summertime Ends Tonight! Set Your Clocks

Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:52 pm

Its that time of year again . Put your clocks back at 2am UK time. You get an extra hour in bed.

The arguements are also here again . Should we NOT change the clocks? Some people say it would be safer to leave them alone .

Whos for or against and why ?
 
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RE: British Summertime Ends Tonight! Set Your Clocks

Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:11 pm

Why would it be safer to leave them alone?!
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Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:15 pm



Quoting Oa260 (Thread starter):
Some people say it would be safer to leave them alone .

Hmm, safer, how so?
Easier definitely but I think governments are happy that right now they have a system in place that most of the countries agree with.
 
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RE: British Summertime Ends Tonight! Set Your Clocks

Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:25 pm



Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
Why would it be safer to leave them alone?!

One argument I've heard is that during the middle of Winter it gets dark at around 3:30pm, when a lot of kids are walking home from school. Hardly safe to let them walk, potentially alone, in the dark.

I'd much rather leave it in BST. More people have the opportunity for outdoor leisure activities in the afternoon as apposed to the morning, so leaving them in BST will enable people to do things after work - with the obvious implications on fitness etc.
 
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RE: British Summertime Ends Tonight! Set Your Clocks

Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:28 pm

Will do. Oh wait, I live in Phoenix. Nevermind.
 
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Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:31 pm



Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 4):
Will do. Oh wait, I live in Phoenix. Nevermind.

LOL!! But it isnt too long time before it is our turn  Wink
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RE: British Summertime Ends Tonight! Set Your Clocks

Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:30 pm

We don't change our clocks until Nov 2.
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RE: British Summertime Ends Tonight! Set Your Clocks

Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:40 pm



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 6):
We don't change our clocks until Nov 2.

Yepp. And then we will get another hour of extra sleep.
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Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:24 am



Quoting Oa260 (Thread starter):
You get an extra hour in bed.

Not me !! I am on a night shift at the Hospital and Flagging !! .....Roll on 7am

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Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:56 am

We don't have DST but we could do with it. Local LCC Kulula.com has been campaigning for DST for some time now.


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Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:18 am



Quoting Femme (Reply 8):
Not me !! I am on a night shift at the Hospital and Flagging !! .....Roll on 7am

So you will get a extra hour of work instead  Wink
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RE: British Summertime Ends Tonight! Set Your Clocks

Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:30 am

I know someone that did not set their clock and came into work at Dublin airport an hour early !!! Bummer lol....
 
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Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:05 pm



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 3):

One argument I've heard is that during the middle of Winter it gets dark at around 3:30pm, when a lot of kids are walking home from school. Hardly safe to let them walk, potentially alone, in the dark.

Except if you leave it at BST they will walk to school in darkness instead.

Plus the leisure time i the evenings is a moot point for anyone working full time on a 9-5, as it will soon be dark before 5 anyway.
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RE: British Summertime Ends Tonight! Set Your Clocks

Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:39 pm



Quoting Oa260 (Thread starter):
Put your clocks back at 2am UK time.

I did mine the night before  Wink
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RE: British Summertime Ends Tonight! Set Your Clocks

Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:06 am

It seems easyjets passenger notification system wasnt prepared for the change - LHRjc was flyign easyjet yesterday at 6pm, he got text messages all day saying his flight had been rescheduled to 5pm... it left on-time at 6pm.
 
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RE: British Summertime Ends Tonight! Set Your Clocks

Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:57 am

Have they arranged so all of Europe shifts on the same day now?

I have had colleagues from at least five different countries emailing me about their time change.

When i lived in the UK we always did our daylight saving on a different date than the rest of the EU.
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