Friday, 9 June 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 9-6-2017

Hmmm … 

So that was the 2017 election?

I can’t help but think it was something of a damp squib … 

Right at the moment, though?

It looks like we have a hung parliament: with a chance of a coalition.

Or a minority government.

All I can tell you … ?

Is Brentwood’s still a Tory seat.

Although Labour seem to have done well, in increasing it’s majority.

Time to sit back and watch feathers flying: whilst someone tries to form a government … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser 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) 9th June, 1963, saw the birth of actor, Johnny Depp.   In which film did he play Inspector Frederick Abberline?
Q2) 9th June 1885, saw the signing of the Treaty Of Tientsin.   The Treaty formally ended a war between China: and where?
Q3) On the borders of Surrey and Sussex, and on 9th June, 1958, the Queen opened a revamped airport.   Which airport?
Q4) Michael J Fox was born: on 9th June, 1961.   Which character did he play in the Back to the Future trilogy?
Q5) 9th June, 1923, saw the military take of the government: in a military coup.   In which European country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 8th June, 2017, sees the UK have a General Election: one called by the Prime Minister.   Which PM?
A1) Theresa May.
Q2) To be eligible to vote in the General Election, one must be 18, British, Irish, or a citizen of where?
A2) The Commonwealth.
Q3) The leader of the Scottish Nationalists isn’t standing in the election.   Because she is already a member of what?
A3) The Scottish Parliament.   What’s more, Nicola Sturgeon is Scottish First Minister: the Scots equivalent to the PM.
Q4) Which Northern Irish party famously refuses to take its Westminster seat?
A4) Sinn Féin.   (As I recall?   Sinn Féin objects to taking the oath of loyalty to the Queen,seeing her as representative of occupying Britain.)
Q5) Finally … What’s expected to be a big issue in the election: Brexit, Lego or lowering taxes?
A5) Brexit.
Here’s a song … 

And a thought …
“I had made a deliberate choice to appear before the subcommittee without medication. It seemed to me that this occasion demanded that my testimony about the effects of the disease, and the urgency we as a community were feeling, be seen as well as heard. For people who had never observed me in this kind of shape, the transformation must have been startling.”
Michael J Fox, born 6th June, 1961.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        Actually, I’ve just looked up nil by mouth on Wikipedia, Olga: always wondered what the phrase meant!   You learn something new, everyday.   I’ve known a few people who’ve done time: or been in the army.   I get the impression institutional food can be edible.   For a given value of edible … 

†        Oh, rubbish, Debbi, you’re only as old as the fellow you feel.   Um … Moving rapidly along …    I THINK we have a mess, here in the UK.   The Today programme is telling au about a hung parliament … and the possibility of another 2017 General Election …


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) From Hell
Q2) France
Q3) Gatwick
Q4) Marty McFly
Q5) Bulgaria
I forget some of these terms are not in common use. I'm pretty sure there is quite a good movie called Nil By Mouth... (Yes...
Hopefully creating a government won't be as complicated as it was in Spain...

Debbi said...

I wish WE could have another election. :)

1. From Hell
2. the British and French Empires
3. Gatwick
4. Marty McFly
5. Bulgaria