By Elliot Adams
It’s a rare day when I can find myself cheering on tabloid newspaper the Daily Express in one of their ridiculous crusades, but this Weekend was one of those happy occasions, because they’ve decided to pick a fight with themselves – here’s hoping they kick seven shades out of their opponent Tyler Durden stylee.
The ‘Express front page story, headlined ‘TIME FOR CHANGE: DON’T PUT THE CLOCKS BACK,’ announced the launch of their Time For Change campaign, a noble “crusade to stop Britain being plunged into early evening darkness every autumn.”
They argue this would bring “the country into line with much of the rest of Europe … make roads safer … boost the nation’s health by encouraging more leisure activities, cut energy bills, benefit the environment and boost tourism,” other benefits they attach to this plan include a cut in childhood obesity and helping the Scottish skiing industry.
However the Scottish edition of the same newspaper ran with the front page story ‘DON’T KEEP US IN THE DARK‘ a noble campaign to stop the dastardly English who “want the Prime Minister to introduce British Summer Time throughout the year to give families one hour more of daylight in the evenings” – as it is apparently just families involved, perhaps they’re implying single people would live under the old time zone?
The Scottish edition of the Daily Express tells their readership how furious and deeply opposed they are to all this. But I think it might be a bit gullible of us to believe that they have these mind reading powers over the British public, when apparently they don’t have the power of reading their own newspaper.