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: