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17 December 2009

The NS Quiz: Politics

By Olav Bjortomt

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1 With what did the Plane Stupid protester Leila Deen attack Peter Mandelson in March?
a A cup of green custard
b A bucket of water
c Harsh words
d A bag of flour

2 What did Gordon Brown eventually reveal to be his favourite biscuit?
a “Oatcakes with butter and cheese”
b “Anything with a bit of chocolate”
c “A plain Digestive”
d “A Rich Tea”

3 Nick Griffin was elected an MEP for North-West England. His fellow BNP member Andrew Brons became an MEP for which constituency?
a Yorkshire and the Humber
b North-East England
c West Midlands
d East of England

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4 Among recent expenses submitted by the new Speaker, John Bercow, was a £933 bill for what?
a A luxury bed
b Repairing and replacing
a lavatory
c A chauffeur to get around his Buckingham constituency
d Treating dry rot

5 Nick Clegg rejected a call from David Cameron for the Lib Dems to join the Tories in a new what?
a “Progressive alliance”
b “Political union”
c “Force for change”
d “National movement”

6 In June, the then communities secretary, Hazel Blears, wore a brooch displaying which slogan?
a Giving them stick
b Rocking the boat
c Stirring things up
d Making a stand

7 Complete the name of the political group founded after the 2009 European Parliament elections: “European Conservatives and . . .”
a Progressives
b Traditionalists
c Reformists
d Democrats

8 In May, the genealogy expert Tony Andrews uncovered evidence that David Cameron is related to which Labour MP through her aunt’s marriage to his great-uncle?
a Ruth Kelly
b Harriet Harman
c Jacqui Smith
d Yvette Cooper

9 Hillary Clinton said of which cabinet minister: “Well, if you saw him, it would be a big crush. I mean he is so vibrant, attractive, smart . . . And he’s so young!”?
a James Purnell
b David Miliband
c Bob Ainsworth
d Ed Balls

10 Which Conservative politician was caught on secret camera saying of post-expenses life: “You have to live on rations and are treated like shit”?
a Oliver Letwin
b Nick Herbert
c David Willetts
d Alan Duncan

 

ANSWERS:

1a A cup of green custard
2b “Anything with a bit of chocolate”
3a Yorkshire and the Humber
4b Repairing
and replacing a lavatory
5d “National movement”
6b Rocking the boat
7c Reformists
8b Harriet Harman
9b David Miliband
10d Alan Duncan