What’s the Point in Having Home Rule If We Can’t Have a Different Time Zone for Scotland?



  1. Or Wales: after all, Cardiff is nearly as far west as Edinburgh.

    Quote | Posted 28 October, 2006, 8:13 pm

  2. I’m not sure Westerliness is the issue here — although a different timezone for Wales and Devon-and-Cornwall, too, would be entertaining.

    Some of the church clocks in Oxford are still on Oxford time, of course, so when I’m at home I hear the bells of St Barnabas chiming at two minutes after the GMT / BST hour, which means that if I then turn the radio on to listen to the news, then I reliably miss the headlines…

    Quote | Posted 29 October, 2006, 11:26 am

  3. I’m making the point about Westerliness because I suspect that the more parochial sort of Englishman thinks the problem to be entirely about Northerliness.

    Or, indeed, the more parochial sort of Scot, if such exist.

    Quote | Posted 29 October, 2006, 12:25 pm

  4. No mention of Yorkshire I note. The redoubtable folk up here having been living in a different time zone for decades

    Quote | Posted 31 October, 2006, 4:14 pm

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