Posted by TonyAngel at 10:35 on 2011 Feb 25
A starting point would be looking at the meeting report from about 12 to 14 years ago, (give or take a year). There was a speaker who tried to convince the meeting over the benefits of changing. He was thrashed, with no member supporting him. Henry Hatfield spoke against the motion at length. As it was the main event of the meeting, it was was well reported in the Journal. I think John Mason minuted the meeting, but I am not 100% sure. There was a show of hands vote at the end of it.I will start looking through the Journals but if anyone has them downloaded then they could do a search. To help, if they search on my name they may find it quickly because it was one of the few time I was minuted :-)Apart from the pain of making late nights later! Personally I would go on the attack and say that not only should we not go onto CET, we should scrap BST. It would be better to change work and school hours. Portugal uses GMT and BST even though it borders Spain. People suggesting that the North of Britain could be in different Time Zones are off their rocker. Many Computer Systems and Tachograph systems would not be able to cope. Yes, International Companies would be able to manage, but National or any small business with "cross border" outlets accessing central system may have problems. To change these systems would be big money.