TS, seriously ? ... you "hate" DST ? Come on, it's designed to save money, how can that be a bad thing ? People, generally, live "by the clock" ... so if you turn back "the dark hours" by one hour you effectively save one hour's worth of electicity. That adds up to a small fortune when you extrapolate it over a whole country for several months a year. ... not to mention the perverse delight in sleeping in late, once a year ... legally.