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How Much Do You Actually Know About British Politics?

It's REALLY hard.

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  1. Who is the current leader of the opposition?

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    Nick Clegg
    Via Stuart Wilson / Stringer
    Nick Clegg
    Via Stuart Wilson / Stringer
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    Incorrect
    David Cameron
    Via Ben Pruchnie / Getty
    David Cameron
    Via Ben Pruchnie / Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Jeremy Corbyn
    Via Ben Pruchnie / Getty
    Jeremy Corbyn
    Via Ben Pruchnie / Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ed Miliband
    Via an Forsyth / Stringer
    Ed Miliband
    Via an Forsyth / Stringer
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jeremy Corbyn

    The leader of the Labour party.

  2. How many MPs are there in the House of Commons as of 2015?

    JUSTIN TALLIS / Stringer
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    550
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    Incorrect
    635
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    600
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    Incorrect
    650
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    650

  3. Who is the Chancellor of the Exchequer?

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    George Osborne
    Via Daniel Berehulak / Staff
    George Osborne
    Via Daniel Berehulak / Staff
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    Incorrect
    Ian Duncan Smith
    Via Rob Stothard / Stringer
    Ian Duncan Smith
    Via Rob Stothard / Stringer
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    Incorrect
    Jeremy Hunt
    Via OLI SCARFF / Stringer
    Jeremy Hunt
    Via OLI SCARFF / Stringer
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    George Osborne

  4. Who is the current speaker of the House of Commons?

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    John Bercow
    Via Michał Koziczyński/Wikimedia Commons
    John Bercow
    Via Michał Koziczyński/Wikimedia Commons
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    Teresa May
    Via UK Home Office/Flickr
    Teresa May
    Via UK Home Office/Flickr
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    Incorrect
    Phillip Hammond
    Via GLENN FAWCETT/Flickr
    Phillip Hammond
    Via GLENN FAWCETT/Flickr
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    John Bercow

  5. What is the correct spelling of the Welsh political party?

    Matthew Horwood / Stringer
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    Plyd Cymru
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    Incorrect
    Plaid Cymru
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    Plaid Cmryu
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    Incorrect
    Playd Cmyru
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Plaid Cymru

    Plaid Cymru
    Via Matthew Horwood / Stringer
  6. Who is the longest serving Prime Minister?

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    William Pitt the Younger
    Via John Hoppner - Bonhams
    William Pitt the Younger
    Via John Hoppner - Bonhams
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    Incorrect
    William Gladstone
    Via Wikimedia Commons
    William Gladstone
    Via Wikimedia Commons
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    Incorrect
    Robert Walpole
    Via Wikimedia Commons
    Robert Walpole
    Via Wikimedia Commons
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    Wrong!

    Robert Walpole

    The first and longest serving Prime Minister.

  7. After a meeting with Hitler in 1938, which Prime Minister declared he had secured "peace for our time"?

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    Neville Chamberlain
    Via Walter Stoneman
    Neville Chamberlain
    Via Walter Stoneman
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    David Lloyd George
    Via Wikimedia Commons
    David Lloyd George
    Via Wikimedia Commons
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Winston Churchill
    Via J. Russell & Sons
    Winston Churchill
    Via J. Russell & Sons
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Neville Chamberlain

  8. What party won the general election in 1945?

    Central Press / Stringer
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    Labour
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    Liberal
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    Conservative
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Labour

    Under leader Clement Attlee.

  9. Who famously said that British people "have never had it so good'?

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    Harold Macmillan
    Via Monty Fresco / Stringer
    Harold Macmillan
    Via Monty Fresco / Stringer
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    Margaret Thatcher
    Via Hulton Archive / Stringer
    Margaret Thatcher
    Via Hulton Archive / Stringer
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    Incorrect
    Tony Blair
    Via Neilson Barnard / Stringer
    Tony Blair
    Via Neilson Barnard / Stringer
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    Edward Heath
    Via Central Press / Stringer
    Edward Heath
    Via Central Press / Stringer
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Harold Macmillan

  10. Which of these 20th century Prime Ministers served the shortest term?

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    Anthony Eden
    Via Walter Stoneman
    Anthony Eden
    Via Walter Stoneman
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    Incorrect
    John Major
    Via JOHNNY EGGIT / Staff
    John Major
    Via JOHNNY EGGIT / Staff
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    Sir Alec Douglas-Home
    Via Nationaal Archief/Wikimedia Commons
    Sir Alec Douglas-Home
    Via Nationaal Archief/Wikimedia Commons
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sir Alec Douglas-Home

    He served for 362 days.

  11. When was the legislation passed to lower the voting age to 18?

    Ian Tyas / Stringer
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    1948
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    Incorrect
    1955
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    1969
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    1975
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1969

    It was 21 until then.

  12. What food scandal did Edwina Currie resign over in 1988?

    Rob Welham
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    Chicken
    Via chengyuzheng
    Chicken
    Via chengyuzheng
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    Incorrect
    Eggs
    Via Suradech14
    Eggs
    Via Suradech14
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    Incorrect
    Cheese
    Via Diana Taliun
    Cheese
    Via Diana Taliun
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    Incorrect
    Beef
    Via eZeePics Studio
    Beef
    Via eZeePics Studio
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    Milk
    Via vetas
    Milk
    Via vetas
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    Fish
    Via anna1311
    Fish
    Via anna1311
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    Eggs

    Currie resigned from her post as junior health minister after issuing a warning that "most of the egg production in this country, sadly, is now affected with salmonella".

  13. When was the Good Friday Agreement signed?

    DAN CHUNG / Stringer
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    1997
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    1998
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    1999
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    2001
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1998

  14. What does this building house?

    Christopher Furlong / Staff
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    The National Assembly for Wales
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    The Northern Ireland Assembly
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    The Scottish Parliament
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    Wrong!

    The Scottish Parliament

  15. What party was this man leader of?

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    Conservative
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    Labour
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    SNP
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    Liberal Democrat
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    Wrong!

    Conservative

    William Hague was party leader from 1997-2001.

  16. What year was The House of Lords Act passed that drastically reduced the number of hereditary peers?

    BEN STANSALL / Staff
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    1999
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    Incorrect
    1989
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    Incorrect
    1979
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    1969
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1999

  17. How much do MPs get paid as of July 2015?

    Wikimedia Commons
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    £64,000
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    £70,000
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    £74,000
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    £80,000
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    £74,000

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