TICK TOCK: Clocks go BACK this weekend – and why it could be for the last time in Spain

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TICK TOCK: Clocks change this weekend in Spain and possibly for the last time?

THE clocks go back one hour this weekend on Sunday, October 28 at 3am, but it might possibly be for the last time in Spain.

The annual practice, which the whole of Europe has been following since 1981, could be coming to an end following a European Commission review.

Earlier this year the commission proposed abolishing putting clocks forward and back throughout the EU saying it would like the last change to take place in March 2019, although individual member states could make one final change in October.

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But such a move first needs approval by national governments and the EU parliament and that hasn’t happened yet.

The situation is complicated in Spain anyway – geographically the country should be on the same time zone as the United Kingdom and neighbour Portugal.

But during World War II Spain and some other European countries moved the clock forward seemingly as a show of loyalty to Hitler but they never reverted back afterwards.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Light evenings are a major benefit and makes living in Spain so much nicer. It is brilliant being able to enjoy the daylight until 6:00pm while gloomy Britain starts getting dark at 3:30pm in the middle of winter and everyone feels depressed. Making the evenings darker and having an extra hour of daylight when you are getting up in the morning or still asleep isn’t really an improvement. Keep things as they are!!

  2. Anyone remember Double Summer time ? 1970s. Lovely long evenings, but darker mornings – when no one really cares. These days so many people go to work in the dark all year round anyway. Try commuting for an hour into London, to get to the office by 8 !

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