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Do You Know What Happened In UK News This Week?

Government U-turns, the weirdest election ever, and some incompetent dogs. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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  1. 1. If EU insist

    What did David Cameron change his mind on and say his government supports this week (after months of opposing it)?
    Stefan Rousseau / Press Association

    What did David Cameron change his mind on and say his government supports this week (after months of opposing it)?

    An EU plan to blacklist tax havens
    An EU plan to house refugees
    An EU plan to give prisoners the vote
    An EU plan to limit how hot toasters can get
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's tax haven regulation.

    Cameron said on Wednesday that for the first time Britain is open to supporting a European Union-wide blacklist of tax havens – a proposal his government had strongly opposed – in the wake of the Panama Papers.

    It's tax haven regulation.
    Via Joe Raedle/Getty Images
  2. 2. Do not warrant

    How many of the warrants used by Britain’s elite crime-fighting agency have been found to be faulty?
    Yui Mok / Press Association

    How many of the warrants used by Britain’s elite crime-fighting agency have been found to be faulty?

    30%
    50%
    70%
    90%
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's almost 90% of warrants used to search properties and seize evidence.

    The National Crime Agency used the flawed warrants in hundreds of live cases, an independent review found, following an investigation last year by BuzzFeed News that uncovered glaring “systemic” failings. The failings are so serious that key evidence could have to be relinquished in 51 cases being brought against some of Britain’s most serious gangsters.

  3. 3. Failure to lunch

    Which high street food chain has stopped paying its staff for their half-hour lunch break, in response to the introduction of the national living wage?
    Press Association

    Which high street food chain has stopped paying its staff for their half-hour lunch break, in response to the introduction of the national living wage?

    Eat
    Pret a Manger
    Subway
    Greggs

    The chain has followed the lead of Caffè Nero, which last week confirmed it has ended its policy of offering free lunches to staff following the introduction of the living wage.

    It's Eat, which will no longer cover the cost of its staff’s mid-shift breaks.
    Via Press Association
  4. 4. Fully booked

    Sales of physical books rose in Britain for the first time in five years. What type of book was a major reason for the higher figures?
    Hannah McKay / Press Association

    Sales of physical books rose in Britain for the first time in five years. What type of book was a major reason for the higher figures?

    Biographies of stand-up comedians
    Books based on Twitter accounts
    Colouring books for adults
    Harry Potter books, still
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Adult colouring books are big business.

    James Daunt, the CEO of Waterstones, told BuzzFeed News that the industry had been recovering for the past 12–18 months after several years of struggle.

  5. 5. Oh rats

    What word is missing from this headline?
    BuzzFeed

    What word is missing from this headline?

    "Restaurant"
    "Jail"
    "School"
    There isn't a word missing from that headline
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's HMP Wormwood Scrubs jail that's got a rat problem – and worse.

    The damning report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons painted a picture of a rat-infested jail where half the prisoners said they feel unsafe, with double the number of assaults and “far higher” levels of force used by staff than in similar prisons.

    It's HMP Wormwood Scrubs jail that's got a rat problem – and worse.
    Via BuzzFeed
  6. 6. Peer review

    An unusual election is happening on 19 April – to elect a new Liberal Democrat hereditary peer to the House of Lords for life. There are seven candidates... but how many people have a vote?
    Ray Collins - WPA Pool/Getty Images

    An unusual election is happening on 19 April – to elect a new Liberal Democrat hereditary peer to the House of Lords for life. There are seven candidates... but how many people have a vote?

    30,023
    3,138
    343
    3
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yep. An electorate of three people. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Read how we got to such a weird situation here – in which BuzzFeed News conducts possibly the first ever opinion poll to sample the entire electorate for a British parliamentary election.

  7. 7. They think it's Bolsover

    Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner was suspended from the Commons chamber for a day after he insulted the prime minister. But... what did he call him?
    Press Association

    Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner was suspended from the Commons chamber for a day after he insulted the prime minister. But... what did he call him?

    "David Scameron"
    "David Hameron"
    "Dodgy Dave"
    "Dishface"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Skinner called Cameron "Dodgy Dave".

    Skinner – aka "The Beast of Bolsover" – was ordered to withdraw the remark. He refused, and so got kicked out, as you can see in the excellent video.

    Skinner called Cameron "Dodgy Dave".
    Via BuzzFeed
  8. 8. In the doghouse

    Highly trained sniffer dogs at Manchester Airport failed to uncover any class A drugs during a seven-month period last year, a review found. What did one dog keep finding lots of, though?
    Steve Parsons / Press Association

    Highly trained sniffer dogs at Manchester Airport failed to uncover any class A drugs during a seven-month period last year, a review found. What did one dog keep finding lots of, though?

    Chicken and bacon
    Steak and onions
    Cheese and sausages
    Toblerones and booze
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sausages! And cheese!

    The review, undertaken by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, said the dogs were “not delivering effectively”.

    Sausages! And cheese!
    Via Magone / Thinkstock
  9. 9. Diplocatic immewnity

    The Foreign Office announced a new employee this week – a cat who is to be the department’s official chief mouser. What's his name?
    Stefan Rousseau / PA

    The Foreign Office announced a new employee this week – a cat who is to be the department’s official chief mouser. What's his name?

    Granville
    Balfour
    Palmerston
    Catty McCatface
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Palmerston, named after the former foreign secretary who twice served as prime minister in the mid–19th century.

    BuzzFeed News exclusively interviewed Palmerston about his foreign policy positions. He turned out to be quite an evasive interview subject.

    It's Palmerston, named after the former foreign secretary who twice served as prime minister in the mid–19th century.
    Via Stefan Rousseau / PA

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