Time out of joint: Letter

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Sir: Why is it that British Summer Time ends on 27 October, eight weeks before the shortest day, but recommences fourteen weeks after 21 December, on 30 March? By that time it is getting light at 5.40am, when few of us are awake to enjoy it. We should get our longer, brighter evenings beginning eight weeks after the shortest day, ie towards the end of February.


London SW15