Sunday 26 March 2023

Is It That Time Again?

Unless Peter Hitchens wanted British Summer Time all year, or even BST+1 for more than half of it, then he needs to drop the whole matter. If this debate ever really did begin in earnest, then the proponents of that would win.

It is just a fact that the Britain last seen in my 1980s childhood, of tea at five and of grown adults routinely in bed by nine or even eight, is a thing of the past.

It is also the case, not only that Hitchens works from home, as it is worth noting for reference elsewhere that practically all commentators do, but also that he chooses to do so well past what even these days is still retirement age.

For the sake of the people for whom he speaks, he needs to let this go.