Politics quiz of the week: Brexit, Grenfell and smashed avocados | Politics

Published on November 18, 2017

The EU withdrawal bill continues to make its way through parliament, while Boris Johnson continues to make a variety of headlines as foreign secretary.

Universal credit has come under further scrutiny, while the question of whether cash-strapped young people should be allowed to buy avocados rages furiously across the land.

Find out how successfully you have managed to shut the week’s political developments out of your mind by taking the quiz below.

Who sent a joint private letter to Theresa May, warning that “current preparations are not proceeding with anything like sufficient energy” with regards to Brexit?
Which prominent Tory Eurosceptic came under criticism for writing a column telling investors to “look further afield” due to the state of the UK economy?

Speaking out on the housing crisis, which MP rubbished the suggestion that “affordability is only a problem for millennials that spend too much on nights out and smashed avocados”?

Which figure accused Russia of meddling in elections and planting fake stories in the media, saying: “We know what you are doing. And you will not succeed. Because you underestimate the resilience of our democracies.”
Who came under fire for sending a questionnaire asking residents to rate the importance of the Grenfell Tower fire on a scale of 0-10?

Tory MPs who had indicated they would vote against a fixed date for Brexit found themselves on the front of the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday. What was the headline?

Following a backbench debate in the Commons, the government are under pressure to reduce the mandatory wait for payment under universal credit. How long is the wait presently?

Who described Brexit as “the greatest giveaway of political power that a country has voluntarily ever done”?
Following a libel case, who this week acknowledged that anti-extremism pressure group Hope Not Hate “does not tolerate or pursue violent or undemocratic behaviour”?

Who warned Germany and other European nations not to “put politics above prosperity” as they negotiate the UK’s split from the EU?


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