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Britain’s Potential Explained

Posted in Politics, The Universe and Stuff with tags , , , on December 14, 2019 by telescoper

As a physicist I was intrigued by the recent use by Tory election campaigners of the slogan “Unleash Britain’s Potential”, so I decided to study the matter in more detail. I am pleased to say I am now ready to report on my conclusions.

First here is a sketch of Britain’s potential, which I denote V(r):

How do we interpret this potential?

Recall that the force F(r) derived from V(r) is given by

F(r) = - \frac{dV(r)}{dr}.

The gradient of this potential being negative the force is directed towards increasing values of r. By Newton’s Second Law this means accelerated motion to the right (i.e. in the direction of increasing isolation), accompanied by steady and irreversible decline.

Note also that the form of this potential implies that there is something completely repulsive at its origin.

I hope this clarifies the situation.

Britain dutifully bows down to the ruling elite.

Posted in Politics on December 14, 2019 by telescoper

A view from New Zealand…

Left in New Zealand

Congratulations to the people of ‘Great’ Britain for voting the ruling elite into power yet again. You certainly do know your place. Now they have a mandate to treat people with disdain and contempt, for the next five years. I always thought people in the US were dumb, but there is a new kid on the block vying for the title. How can a party offering no credible policies, with a history of inflicting misery on millions, with a leader who hides in a fridge when things get mildly difficult remain in power. I could glibly say you get what you deserve, but that would be grossly unfair to the millions who can see through this charade of thinly veiled fascism.

It would appear that many people from where I grew up in the north have had a lobotomy, believing all that the billionaire controlled media had to say pre-election…

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