If Scotland goes with the 'Yes' vote, there are now mumblings in the News
that there may be little reason not to alter the clocks. Scotland was always considered to be the problem, causing us to keep the same time in wInter as summer and not move the clocks backwards in October, as we do each year.
There are obvious advantages on the global stage for trading etc. but for us in the North West, what would you prefer?
The 1960's saw an experiment of this and I remember that in the depths of winter, this area was still in darkness at 9am. London call the tune, generally according to their advantages, but in this area our children will be going to school in the dark, which is just as dangerous as possibly coming home in the dark. With mums and dads being expected to work longer hours and more variable hours, are we asking too much in this region to keep GMT ?
In the winter months, at 8.30am it will still be dark in the North West area,(which extends a long way) when our children are travelling to school, some in very rural parts.