Should we have British Summer Time all year round?

This Sunday, at 1 o'clock in the morning, we put the clocks forward an hour to British Summer Time and the sun will set at 7.30pm instead of 6.30, thus giving us more daylight at the end of the day.

However, on 26 October, we will put the clocks back again to British Standard Time, thus making mornings lighter at the expense of evenings.

Supporters of this system say that if we did not put the clocks back, sunrise in Scotland and northern England would be as late as 10am, making life very difficult for farmers and other outdoor workers.

Opponents argue that we should have British Summer Time all year round as it would give the majority of the population longer hours of daylight to enjoy. The lighter evenings might also prevent many road accidents.

There are even proposals to introduce Double Summer Time – advancing the clock by two hours – to take advantage of summer daylight (when the sun can rises at 4am)

But what would appeal to you?

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This Sunday, at 1 o’clock in the morning, we put the clocks forward an hour to British Summer Time and the sun will set at 7.30pm instead of 6.30, thus giving us more daylight at the end of the day.

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However, on 26 October, we will put the clocks back again to British Standard Time, thus making mornings lighter at the expense of evenings.

Supporters of this system say that if we did not put the clocks back, sunrise in Scotland and northern England would be as late as 10am, making life very difficult for farmers and other outdoor workers.

Opponents argue that we should have British Summer Time all year round as it would give the majority of the population longer hours of daylight to enjoy. The lighter evenings might also prevent many road accidents.

There are even proposals to introduce Double Summer Time – advancing the clock by two hours – to take advantage of summer daylight (when the sun can rises at 4am)

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But what would appeal to you?