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Letter: Time for reform

Sir: I cannot be the only person who felt disorientated on Sunday morning after losing an hour's sleep, but who was grateful for the prospect of lighter evenings. Nevertheless, I feel that permanent British Summer Time would not be appropriate because of excessively long dark mornings in Scotland, and the loss of October's extra hour in bed would be hard to bear.

May I therefore suggest that the country adopts Greenwich Mean Time in the mornings, and BST in the afternoons? The clocks could go forward after lunch and back around 2am. This would reduce the working week (currently far too long for most people) and give everyone an extra hour in bed every night. Evenings would be lighter, and mornings not too dark in winter. Why has nobody thought of this before?


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