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Debates
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Discontinuing seasonal changes of time (A8-0169/2019 - Marita Ulvskog)
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  Alex Mayer (S&D). – Mr President, I voted against this report. I have no problem with the clocks going backwards and forwards, but I believe that Britain should go onto double summertime – BST throughout the winter, and an extra hour forward in the summer. Shifting an hour of daylight from mornings to the end of the working day would be better for tired drivers. Indeed, BRAKE says that 450 lives a year could be saved by such a move. It would create savings in carbon emissions, and lighter nights would boost outdoor tourism and leisure activities.

Finally, on the subject of ticking clocks, five million people have signed a petition. We’ve broken the Government’s petitions website because Brexit is breaking Britain, but there is still time to fix it. Stop the clock. Revoke Article 50.

 
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