I wrote a longer version of this originally, but managed to bore myself. I don’t think Lighter Later will ever be as successful as the (slightly contradictory) predictions imply. It will also be overall bad news for my own personal low-carbon commute. And it’s a shame that we’ve decided it’s easier to change the clocks than to change human behaviour. And I’m sad that we’ve accepted that the argument about changing clocks has always been basically between city lifestyles and country livelihoods, and that the city has won by strength of population and statistics.
But if people in Shetland can deal with it then I can bloody deal with it. I’m not going to fight the likes of Mayer Hillman on gut instinct and a hatred of the CBI alone. It’s certainly not worth it for the deaths of 60-odd cyclists a year.
So good luck, Lighter Later. Besides: anything to annoy the Daily Mail.