Should the UK move to Double Summer Time?

Every autumn, as predictably as the clocks going back from British Summer Time (BST, i.e. GMT+1) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), there are newspaper articles with people suggesting that we scrap the change and just stay with BST all year around. Lighter evenings in the winter would make days feel longer for most people, and reduce the gloom of the season. Indeed this was done, for a few years from 1968, but politics intervened and we went back to the the annual GMT/BST cycle. Well, things might be changing. More specifically, we could be moving to the timezone that much of the rest of Europe adopts – GMT+1 in the winter, GMT+2 in the summer (so Double Summer Time is a bit of a mis-nomer.

What do you think? Here’s a 10-second survey:

One response to “Should the UK move to Double Summer Time?”

  1. Double summertime was activated during WW2. We are now part of Europe alas, I wonder how many people DID NOT VOTE TO JOIN??? By having the same time as France for example (Only 30miles between Dover & Calais!) Businesses would thrive better. People could enjoy and RELAX better with longer evenings, our short days in winter would then be tolerable. Restuarants, pubs, outdoor activities would all benefit with GMT+2

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