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It's been a big week for Ukip, they've just elected a new leader in the form of Diane James.
She cites Vladimir Putin among her political heroes.
Her Twitter account has also claimed that Ukip are the opposition party in waiting.
Which is a fairly big claim for a party with one MP.
Said MP, Douglas Carwell, has also been on Twitter recently, and he has been arguing with scientists about the tide.
Paul Nightingale, a professor of strategy at Sussex University, tweeted this analogy about trade.
Want 2 understand trade? Think gravity: size & distance matter. UK-Ireland greater than UK-China
"Jupiter is big but the moon moves tides" — Paul Nightingale (@Paul Nightingale)
@DouglasCarswell @DuncanWeldon sorry Douglas, you've been mis-informed. Tides caused by moon not the sun (27m x bigger). Distance matters. — Paul Nightingale (@Paul Nightingale)
@DouglasCarswell @DuncanWeldon Douglas, this isn't a controversial point. Its in Newton's Principia. — Paul Nightingale (@Paul Nightingale)
This @DouglasCarswell 'actually' cannot be parodied https://t.co/nkJy6q9E64 — Sid Verma (@Sid Verma)
@_SidVerma @almurray @DouglasCarswell Repeal the law of gravity. Take back control of our tides. — Brendon Hope (@Brendon Hope)
@BrendonHope @ProUdin2016 @_SidVerma @almurray @DouglasCarswell yes, Gravity needs us more than we need Gravity. — Session Beer (@Session Beer)
The Sun does have some impact on the Earth's tides, but the point remains that the Moon has a far, far greater effect on the Earth's tides than the Sun due to it's proximity.
Which was Mr Nightingale's original point.
To be honest, we just can't wait to leave the 'Lunar Union' so we can put 350 million waves back into the British Channel.
HT Sid Verma
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