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Worthwhile press releases of our time

Very thoughtfully, the DTI is headlining the end of British summer time on Sunday. They even include contract numbers, so maybe I should seek further and better particulars.

I would have been in the dark, metaphorically, if not literally without that insight. I supose we should be grateful that there are no claims of summers being better under Labour.
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Anonymous verity said... 12:39 pm

Cans of Coke have a toll-free helpline on the side.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:44 pm

One of the many great headscratchers about our friends on the wrong side of the channel are the premium rate minitel numbers one sees on products. Erm....  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:45 pm

V - and it was an absolutely awesome scorched earth number you did on that woman in Iain's 'ugly' thread. Must say that as soon as I saw the original comment I knew there would be something rather impressive on the way.  



Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 1:03 pm

scorched earth is a bit of an understatement.Wish I was that beloquent/concise with those....


trying to think of a polite way to say fuckers but can't  



Anonymous verity said... 2:54 pm

Oddly enough, although the DTI may not be aware of it, but the end of British Summer Time coincides with the end of American Summer Time (for which the clever mnemonic was coined: "Spring forward, Fall back"), Canadian Summer Time and Mexican Summer Time.

I can't be sure, but I think those wily Continentals are also riding on the coattails of the ending of British Summer Time.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:03 pm

And to adapt Gershwin, I fear that from 2AM on Sunday the living will no longer be easy.  



Anonymous newmania said... 3:54 pm

Wily
The 9th EC Directive prescribes the start and end dates of summer time as the last Sundays in March and October respectively.

I had no idea this was another thing floating serenely down the Thames and on towards Brussels. Wily Monsieur Reynard is every where . I also cannot remember what it is exactly the Scots are complaining about here . Are they too dark , or too light or too thin lipped and mean or too given to complaining,to the extent that one ceases to hear .

One of those anyway  



Anonymous verity said... 4:59 pm

I was referring, of course, to the "Little Englander" mentality of the lefties at DTI.

I don't know why they call it British Summer Time, as it's ubiquitousin the Northern Hemisphere. Everyone else just calls it Summer Time. There's around a billion people whose clocks go back this weekend.

Stupid twits.  



Anonymous Ellee said... 5:15 pm

Croydonian, what can we do at 2am to make our passage into the impending winter months that bit easier?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:40 pm

Maybe prepare ourselves for a good night's rest by reading through the DTI's press release archive well in advance?  



Blogger dearieme said... 5:44 pm

You've missed the point, chaps. If end-October is the time to put the clocks back, then mid-late February is when to put them forward again, not end bloody March. Fucking EU.  



Anonymous Ellee said... 5:54 pm

Croydonian, oh no, that sounds really dull, at least you could suggest tossing it on a fire and toasting its destruction with a well fortified little red bottle. I think I still have a few images of your witches post in my mind as I write this.  



Anonymous Ellee said... 6:38 pm

Arise Lord Croydonian, you have been given an honorary knighthood on my latest post. From your humble servant.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 6:49 pm

Ellee - well that is quite the thing, isn't it? Although surely our mutual (if virtual) friend IT could make me a bey or somesuch?

Back to 2AM entertainment, and striving to be PG rated, what about a broadcast of Blair and Brown in the stocks?  



Anonymous Ellee said... 7:02 pm

Croydian, yes, that sounds more like it.  



Anonymous newmania said... 12:43 am

It was "British" until 1973 when it became EU and BST started during the first world war.

Aren`t they always wanting to change it so we can deal more effectively with the continent though ?  



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