British Summer Time finally ends TONIGHT – but at least you get an extra hour in bed

To make better use of daylight, our clocks will go backwards on the last Sunday in October.

Tomorrow Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) will resume, in line with the phrase "spring forward in spring, fall back in fall".

This means that we will all get an extra hour of sleep but at the cost of darker evenings.

William Willett created Daylight Saving Time in 1907 in a bid to stop people wasting valuable hours of light in the summer months.

By setting the clocks back in winter, Brits get an earlier sunrise and earlier sunset.

In summer the sun rises and sets one hour later than it would without daylight saving.

The clocks go back days after the EU Commission proposed to scrap BST and ban Brits from moving the clocks forward in autumn.

The barmy EU directive could spell the end of the autumn lie-in on October 28.

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said millions "believe that in future, summer time should be year-round, and that's what will happen".

The Commission's proposal requires support from the 28 national governments and MEPs to become law.

The move would mean EU countries having to choose between adopting a permanent summer or winter time – meaning Belfast would have to decide whether to align its clocks with London or Dublin.

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