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Should we keep the same time all year round?


7th September 2018

MOVING clocks back in the autumn and forward in the spring could become a thing of the past.

The European Commission (EC), which suggests laws for EU member states, has proposed ending the one-hour time changes twice a year. This comes after a major survey that found most people in Europe are against the clock shift s. The questionnaire was filled in by 4.6 million people from all 28 member states of the EU – the highest number of responses ever received in any EC survey.

Some 84% of people want to stop changing clocks backwards and forwards. At the moment, clocks are shifted an hour forward on the last Sunday in March and back an hour on the last Sunday in October.

The only European countries that operate on Greenwich Mean Time (in winter) and British Summer Time (BST, or GMT+1) are the UK, Ireland and Portugal. Most of the continent (17 countries) has Central European Time, which is an hour ahead of GMT, while eight countries, including Greece, Finland and Romania, have Eastern European Time, which is two hours ahead of GMT.

The EU made the clock change a rule in all member states in 1996, because they thought it would save energy. They now say the evidence for this is not strong. In the UK, we adopted Daylight Saving Time in 1916, at the height of the First World War, in order to conserve coal.

There has long been a debate about whether we should adopt the same time zone as the rest of the continent. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that millions of people “believe that in future, summertime should be year-round, and that’s what will happen”.

If the rule change is supported by the 28 national governments and European Parliament, individual member states will be free to keep or scrap the time changes.

Should we keep the same time all year round?


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plane · 2 weeks ago


plane · 2 weeks ago

I think we should keep the time same all year round so children adults and senior citizens don't get confused with the time.

flossingg · 2 weeks ago

yes, plane. it would be really fiddly nd a waste of time. put he word OMG below if u agree with me, flossing also someone tell me how to put emojis in comments. I am confused. plz help flossingg

flossingg · 2 weeks ago


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coolyman · 2 weeks ago


chahou · 2 weeks ago

Changing the time is unnecessary, it makes it much harder and you have to change every clock or watch you own which is a pain. Also, there is no point to it.

pizzal1ama · 2 weeks ago

It's a good idea to keep clocks the same time all year to prevent having to remember to change them

7831 · 2 weeks ago

I think that we should keep the same time zone, because it can confuse people when it changes

natalija · 2 weeks ago

I think we should not keep the same time all year round because shifting the time an hour would make the days brighter and help farmers grow crops.

smandir · 2 weeks ago

Yes! Changing the time is annoying and really irritating; it would be so much easier if we never had to do it, because there isn’t any point to it anyway.

puppyking · 2 weeks ago

Yes because if you forget to change the time, you will have the wrong time.

rivalgamer · 2 weeks ago

No, I think that it makes it more interesting and it gives us an extra hour of daylight per day.

jic007 · 2 weeks ago

I think it was quite annoying having to change my watch every now and then so i said no.

gummybear3 · 2 weeks ago

It is nice to have different times during the different seasons.

cmi_hall1 · 2 weeks ago

I think we should change the clocks in March and October because it's tradition and and we should keep tradition. Also, it would be darker later and brighter earlier so our days would feel longer!

fintan1 · 2 weeks ago

No because the time is set for the hours of light and dark in each season and if we keep the same time all year round we could be waking up in the pitch black of night.

snowball7 · 2 weeks ago

I think we should keep the same times all year round because then if we travel then we still know what time it is.

fridayfun9 · 2 weeks ago

Yes I think we should because it confuses our bodies when the clocks change and also we have the hassle of having to change the time on every clock iphone iPad tv in the house

stbernard5 · 2 weeks ago

we should all be the same time so we can go anywhere in Europe and it will be the same time so we won't get jetlagged

maybe6533 · 2 weeks ago

Yes because I went to Dubai last week and me and my mum were really confused. And it helps other people when they are travelling.So we should.

taco23 · 2 weeks ago

I think we should keep time the same so that people aren't late for work or for school if they forget to change their clocks!

jojo4ever · 2 weeks ago

I think you should not change the the time as when we do this , it confuses many of us and some of us, such as the younger children and elderly may take time to get used to it.

hc-524219 · 2 weeks ago

I think we shouldn’t keep the same time because what country time should we choose? If a person wanted to know their own country’s time, they won’t have a clock to look at for their country. Don’t keep the same time because in other people’s views, time in the country might be very important for them.

Newsryland · 2 weeks ago

The change of time is simply annoying. People have to change community clocks and their own ones. It will make life so much easier and people won't be confused 🤷‍♀️.

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i_care · 2 weeks ago

We only needed to change the time in the past because when it got darker earlier there was no electricity to keep it light so they needed to bring back the clocks but in modern society there is really no need to change the time

Sneaky · 2 weeks ago


thebossman · 2 weeks ago

I we should keep the same time all year round so Children and Adults don’t get confused with the time and also so you don’t end up being late for something.

swace · 2 weeks ago

I think the clocks should stay as they are now, because the winter nights would be too dark! Also I it would be very confusing...

aiwa · 2 weeks ago

I think we should keep the same time all year round because otherwise we would have to keep changing the time on our watches, which would be really irritating especially for the elderly generation

darjap · 2 weeks ago

Even though so may take it as an advantage when the clocks turn back that you do not have to go to bed another hour, the moving of the clocks may ruin somebodies sleep as their body might not be used to sleep that early or late resulting lack of sleep and getting up late.

ploppyslop · 2 weeks ago

no because in places where it gets dark early they would have to walk sometimes to and back to school in the dark witch could be dangerous

ayubbeg · 2 weeks ago

It gets darker at Winter so why go through the trouble of changing what everyone is used to.

pandacool · 1 week ago

we should keep it the same all year round so it isn't confusing

concon123 · 1 week ago


alpacafan · 1 week ago

No ! It is meant to help farmers and it will confuse people if it stops.

lavender08 · 1 week ago

I think that we should not stick with daylight saving because it helps with kids' health. If it is light outside at 4:30 Daylight Saving Time, then people might go outside and play rather than play video games.

lavender08 · 1 week ago

Sorry I mean we should stick with daylight saving

zeushades8 · 1 week ago

I don’t think that we should change clocks as it is a waste of energy and thinking. They shouldn’t make senior citizens and children get confused as they get confused easily.

tarzan501 · 1 week ago

I think we should keep it like it is cause every time something gets changed it just confuses everyone even more

unicorn34 · 1 week ago

It defines winter time and summer time to have the times change every season.😊

pieface757 · 1 week ago

no because when it gets dark earlier and vice versa

fortnitexd · 1 week ago

It helps farmers, I don’t know what the problem is?🤔

sillybean · 7 days ago

I want the clocks to stay the same all year because it takes ages for my parents to change all the clocks in the house and it's just a waste of time

bmbrainiac · 6 days ago

yes so it will be easier to keep track

unidist · 5 days ago

this way it is less confusing

ep-22579 · 5 days ago

No because then it would be darker when we go to school and not as safe.

catonclan · 5 days ago

Flossingg I can't do it ether you can only do it on a mobile phone :-(

edurado · 5 days ago


puppy123 · 4 days ago

It is already confusing enough just leave it

minnieb · 4 days ago

I voted no, as the change in times allows us to make the most of daylight

unique · 4 days ago