It’s That Time Again


Fall back, Americans, for the clocks are achanging (and making the transatlantic translation  ‘Autumn back’ doesn’t really work). A reminder that today (Sunday 26 October) marks the end of British Summer Time (BST), giving you, dear reader, an extra hour in bed. Courtesy of me. Not really. The annual ritual was actually introduced by the government during the Second World War, to save electricity and increase productivity. There’s more great reasons to defend the continued tradition of BST – despite the equally traditional, seasonal hoo-ha about doing so – on this interesting Telegraph piece. (You could read it in your newly found hour, for instance.)

Alternatively: wind the clock back by one hour and then settle your brain for a long winter’s nap.

Goodnight — and goodbye, summer.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.