An influential member of the European Parliament wants the practice of turning the clocks back and forward for summer and winter abolished.
Herbert Reul, the chairman of the parliament’s industry committee, says it’s a waste of time.
Many people will be surprised that the act of changing the clocks is actually governed by an EU directive.
One of the main reasons that Reul believes the practice should be done away with is that it doesn’t help Europe’s stated aim of saving gas and electricity.
It is likely that the European Commission would oppose any changes because they carried out a consultation into season time changes as recently as three years ago.
This argument has been lost, Herbert. Next!