Thursday, 23 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23-6-2016

Today … 

It’s raining.

It’s raining, on the morning after some of rather BIG thunderstorms.

It’s also raining — here in the south-east of the UK — on the morning of the vote.

The vote.

The vote on whether Britain’s should remain a member of the European Union.

Quite frankly?

I’m still fairly undecided.

On the one hand?   I know voting Leave will annoy the hell out of Brentwood’s local MP, Eric Pickles.

Annoying a Tory?   The mildly rebellious teenager in me would be happily pleased to do so.

On the other hand … ?

On the other hand, I’m tempted to vote remain: after the death of MP, Jo Cox,

I know the case is still sub-judice

But I get the impression — from the media coverage of her death, at the time of her death — that her killer murdered her, in part, because she’d help many refugees.

And partly because she’d been a member of the Remain campaign,

Personally?   My emotional instinct is to vote leave: not because the Leave campaign is making an issue of controlling migration, but because Britain gains more sovereignty as a result.

But I’m ALSO sympathetic to the family of Jo Cox.

And think if her murderer killed, in part, in support of Leave?

I think voting Remain is a good way of showing my sympathies.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

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

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

Q1) 23rd June, 2016, sees Britain vote on its membership of the EU.   It’s usually described as a what: plebiscite, referendum or poll?
Q2) ‘EU’ stands for European … what?
Q3) The act that set up today’s vote was passed by Parliament, when: 2013, 2014 or 2015?
Q4) Which MP introduced that bill: Phillip Hammond, Michael Gove or David Cameron?
Q5) The last time Britain vote on its involvement with Europe, was in which year of the 1970s: 1974, 1975 or 1976?
Q6) That previous referendum was when the EU was called the EEC: or European Economic … what?
Q7) Campaigning to leave the EU means you’re supporting a British Exit.   That’s also known as which ‘B’?
Q8) Britain’s possible exit from the EU is covered under which article of the relevant treaty: 50, 51 or 52?
Q9) Both China and the USA feel Britain should what: leave, or remain, in the EU?
Q10) Finally … Which UK political party has campaigned to leave the EU, for many years?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Which US government department was created, on 22nd June, 1870: the Dept. of Justice, Defense or Homeland Security?
A1) Justice.
Q2) German troops started their invasion of the Soviet Union: on 22nd June, 1941.   The invasion was called Operation … what?
Q3) Child killer, Marc Dutroux was sentenced: on 22nd June, 2004.   He’d committed his crimes in which European country?
A3) Belgium.
Q4) President Roosevelt signed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act into law: on 22nd June, 1944.   The act is commonly known as the what bill?
A4) The GI Bill.
Q5) Finally … who abdicated for the second time: on 22nd June, 1815?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Obviously, it is up to the citizens of the UK themselves how they wish to vote in the upcoming referendum.”
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
And this tune … 

Oh, and this one …

Have a good day.

And, if you’re in the UK … ?

Go and vote.

Today’s poll … ?   Is too important to miss.

*        I’ll try not to worry, Debbi … :D   (I’m more concerned about the referendum: it’s big … )


Olga Nunez Miret said...

I'm not in the UK and only a UK resident so I wouldn't have been able to vote (and I'm Spanish and I've lived in the UK for many years so you can probably guess). Oh well, good luck to all.

Debbi said...

It is. Boy, I don't envy you having to choose.

1. referendum
2. Union
3. 2015
4. Philip Hammond
5. 1975
6. Community
7. Brexit
8. 50
9. remain in the EU
10. Conservative