Ukip MP Douglas Carswell Gets A Science Lesson After Arguing About Gravity And Brexit

A Ukip MP has been schooled on the basic principles of gravity after a failed attempt to argue with an academic over a Brexit analogy. 

Douglas Carswell found himself on the receiving end of a science lesson after contesting a tweet made by Professor Paul Nightingale, a senior researcher at the University of Sussex.

Nightingale had used the concept of gravity to call for free-trade links to be forged close to home.

“Want to understand trade? Think gravity: size and distance matter,” he wrote on Twitter. “UK-Ireland greater than UK-China.”

He followed up the remark with a planetary analogy: “Jupiter is big but the moon moves tides.” 

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