According to wikipedia:” The 2010 winter solstice (summer solstice in the southern hemisphere) occurred on December 21, at 23:38 UTC. This is 11:38 pm Western European Time (WET) or 6:38 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).”
Hooray! Summer is on it’s way!
BTW is Vince one of the Wikileaks cables that are causing so much embarrassment? Since my earlier disapproval the poor man has made serious blunders (apart from Strictly) and is in danger of returning to the back benches. Pity, I like him.