Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 27-2-2016: The Labour Party

Right … that’s that delivered … 

I’ve picked up a 64gb USB memory stick: which got delivered, yesterday.

Because … ?

Well, I’ve finally persuaded at least one member of my family that ripping DVDS, and keeping the resulting video files — what you don’t need a DVD, and a DVD player — to watch a film.

So I’ve volunteered to do the ripping: but needed something to transport the results on.

Going by my own collection … ?

That 64gb stick should just about hold them … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 27th February, 1900, saw the founding of Britain’s Labour Party.   Who’s the current Party Leader?
Q2) More to the point, is the party current in Government, or Opposition?
Q3) The party is usually described as what: left-wing, right-wing or centrist?
Q4) The party is an outgrowth of Britain’s Trade Union movement.   Most of the UK’s unions are members of the Trades Union … what?
Q5) Finally … who, in 1924, was Labour’s first Prime Minister: Clement Attlee, Ramsey MacDonald or Keir Hardie?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th February, 1616, saw the Roman Catholic Church ban a very known scientist from teaching that the Earth moved around the Sun.   WHICH scientist?
Q2) A suspected car bomb went off: on 26th February, 1993.   Under which New York office block?
Q3) The General Synod voted to accept women priest: on 26th February, 1987.   The Synod is the governing body of what: the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England or the Greek Orthodox Church?
A3) The Church of England.
Q4) 26th February, 1846, saw the birth of soldier, hunter and showman, William Frederick Cody.   He’s better known how: Buffalo Bill, Wigwam Willie or Firecracker Fred?
A4) Buffalo Bill.   (You can’t push Willie where Willie won’t go: said The Sweet …)
Q5) Finally … 26th February is Saviour’s Day: according to which US based religion?
A5) The Nation of Islam.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I have always maintained that to claim for the Socialist movement that it is a ‘class’ war dependent for its success upon the ‘class’ consciousness of one section of the community is doing Socialism an injustice, and indefinitely postponing its triumph.”

Keir Hardie, 15 August 1856 – 26 September 1915, Labour Party founder member, and early MP.
And this video … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        It’s probably worth looking up, Olga: when you get back … !

†        I know what you mean, Debbi!   (I’ve got to start saving up: so I can buy Series 2 of The Strain.   In the meantime … ?   I’ve got to figure out when I can watch House of Cards series 3!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Jeremy Corbin
Q2) Opposition
Q3) Left-wing
Q4) Trades Union Congress
Q5) Ramsey MacDonald

Debbi said...

I'm still trying to watch all of the recent X-Files episodes! :)

1. Jeremy Corbyn
2. Opposition
3. left-wing
4. Congress
5. Ramsay MacDonald