Stop the clocks: make it British time everywhere

The GRRREAAATTT Britain is dreaming!

One British newspaper suggested that the world should take GMT as a standard time. No plus to or minus from GMT, the time should be the same anywhere in the world. What it means is if waking up for work in London is at 6.00am, then the same act (waking up for work) will happen at 10.00am here in Middle East or 2.00pm in South Asia – because the actual time at the respective regions will then be 6.00am. It would be odd, but the world will get used to it.

Well….. the people of British may think that they are still the Great hence commanding something that’s too absurd for the world to accept. Just what make they think that we should follow GMT, not some place out of timbaktoo country time-zone. The GMT should’ve been scrapped at the first place.

The GRREEAAAATT Britain is dreaming.

Stop the clocks: make it British time everywhere (AFP) 24 March 2007 

LONDON – As many countries prepare to change the clocks Sunday, one British newspaper cheekily suggested we should ditch the idea — and makes it GMT everywhere around the world.

Greenwich Mean Time, taking its name from Greenwich in southeast London, is the local time in Britain during the winter and is used across the globe as the time of reference. At 0100 GMT Sunday, Britain switches to summer time and advances the clocks by one hour to 02:00 am local time. But The Daily Telegraph, a staunchly patriotic broadsheet, said the clock-switching lark was plain irritating — and came up with its own cunning plan get the world’s clocks ticking to a British beat.

”The imposition is intolerable, and should be met with a more radical proposal than the retention of nature’s own Greenwich Mean Time. We demand Global Time,” the newspaper said in its editorial.” In other words, if it is nine o’clock here, now, it should be nine o’clock all round the world,” it insisted.” It is no absurdity, for if we are to depart from natural time in any case, why not choose the neat solution of making the time in London the same as in New York?” New Yorkers will get as used to the alarm going off at 11 o’clock as Australians have to eating Christmas dinner in high summer. The convenience to stock exchanges and travelers is obvious.“ As a British initiative, let it be known as Greenwich Global Time


~ by pickholes on March 26, 2007.

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