Do we need to put the clocks forward on Sunday 30 March?

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It's that time of year - the start of British Summer Time is marked with a load of clock tampering. But what's the point?

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Ask anyone why we change clocks to British Summer Time and then back again in October and you get the same old waffle.

It's all about the farmers. Or some story about World War 2 and blackouts. Have you heard the one about saving electricity or how it helps ladies of the night after their shift?

It's all guff. So we're going to do as much Googling as possible to find out why we have move our clocks forward tomorrow (30 March 2014).

Do we really need to change the clocks?


There was a campaign a few years ago which tried to get UK time in line with Central European Time.

We're not sure what's happened to the Daylight Saving Bill but if it goes through it would mean lighter winter evenings boosting tourism, cut road deaths and reduce energy use.

However, it wouldn't be great news for Scotland as CET time would give them an hour of darkness in the morning. A solution could be to split UK time zones so Scotland's time would different to England's. The current government have ruled this out.

Around 70 countries move their clocks forward every year to get the best out of daylight. But do you think we should still be doing it?

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And don't forget to move your clock forward by one hour Sunday 30 March 2014. That's tomorrow! Or tonight, if you're still in the pub come midnight...

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