Opinion: Pollies stuck to their own Laws of Physics

22 Oct 2022

DOZING under an apple tree in his Lincolnshire garden during summer in 1666, Isaac Newton was jolted awake when a falling apple struck his head. Momentarily losing his composure, Newton said to no one in particular, “I think I’ll discover gravity!” 

Thus was born Newton’s First Law – L-A-W, law – which states, “an object will not change its motion unless a force acts on it.” 

Politicians are often like that, driven to momentous announcements by sudden thought stimuli as unpredictable as a grasshopper’s travel plan.