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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 10:09
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Originally Posted by Expatrick View Post
I believe Deutsche Welle TV (in English) is also available on SKY & gives good coverage of European news & affairs - & includes the UK in its features.
I never watch Deutsche Welle; usually I go for the main German broadcasters ARD, Tagesschau24 or ZDF and you certainly get to hear a lot more about what's going on in the EU politically, and not purely with a German slant.

If the UK broadcasters gave 50% of the coverage they give to the USA to EU politics we'd all be a deal better informed.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 10:17
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post

If the UK broadcasters gave 50% of the coverage they give to the USA to EU politics we'd all be a deal better informed.
Agreed...!
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 14:03
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
If the UK broadcasters gave 50% of the coverage they give to the USA to EU politics we'd all be a deal better informed.
Absolutely!
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 14:45
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Originally Posted by CargoMatatu View Post
Here in continental European countries, these things are frequently mentioned in the press with the on-line versions having a link if you wish to take part.
There is clearly a different mindset on the mainland in that the general population takes an interest, and national governments share the information with the populace, Not so on the island!
Mainland Europe may well take greater interest, but given the results of this particular consultation there doesn't seem to be a very high 'engagement factor' if you look at the actual numbers and percentages. Leading a horse to water and all that?
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 15:06
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If the UK broadcasters gave 50% of the coverage they give to the USA to EU politics we'd all be a deal better informed.
They're still choked off because their darling Hilary didn't get elected.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 15:30
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My tuppence worth ....


1. Euronews gives worldwide and good reporting, however their recent 'upgrade' annoys me because I cannot count on getting a regular bulletin on the hour or the half-hour.

2. There was a time when France and the UK changed their clocks at different times, also a time when we experimented with not changing the time (or was I on another planet?). The world did not fall apart on either occasion, and I am optimistic that the same would happen if a change was made to the 'european' concept of daylight saving time .... and that we would be mature enough to cope with it and even (whisper it if you must) use it to our advantage ....
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 15:46
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Would the preference for the UK be permanent BST or permanent GMT (UTC)?
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 15:57
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BST. Modern life is lived more in the late evenings than the early mornings. Daylight in the early morning is ‘wasted’ - better to have it in the evening. Farmers and the Scots will disagree. Would help with our carbon emissions too.
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 07:11
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UTC+1 for me. I hate the darkness in early evening, and can remember when we did experiment with "summer time" all year around, and how we could still play outside after school in most of the winter, even if only for a short while.
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 08:28
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Originally Posted by Andrewgr2 View Post
BST. Modern life is lived more in the late evenings than the early mornings. Daylight in the early morning is ‘wasted’ - better to have it in the evening. Farmers and the Scots will disagree. Would help with our carbon emissions too.
Agreed.
Farmers will work during daylight regardless of what the clock says, as they have always done.
The Scots can set their own time after independence.
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 09:51
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If your new time zone went in for the vote it would probably come out as LGBT+
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 11:53
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BST all year for me also, it was so good to get that first extra hour of light on Sunday evening. Be thou gone Winter gloom!
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 20:56
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Deutsche Welle TV (in English)
World News France24 is also in English and is an excellent channel with some in depth discussion groups, mostly Eurocentric.
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