Christopher Howse

The Spectator’s Christmas quiz

Say so

In 2016, who said:

1. ‘Brexit means Brexit.’
2. ‘We’ve got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain. Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world.’
3. ‘The Prime Minister — I should be pleased about this I suppose — seems to think he should be in Chippenham, paying homage to the town where I was born.’
4. (On discontinuing his Twitter account for six months): ‘Too many people have peed in the pool.’
5. ‘The UK is going to be in the back of the queue.’
6. ‘Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum.’
7. ‘Watching Django Unchained — A Bally-murphy Nigger!’
8. ‘You can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.’
9. ‘Yes, I was dead, it’s true I was dead. I resurrected as I always do.’
10. ‘I took Kim’s collar — a sort of choker chain — and pulled it tight. Suddenly he went limp.’

‘I took Kim’s collar…’


In 2016:

1. The Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego planned to cull 100,000 of which mammal, introduced in 1946?
2. The number of what mammal in Spain rose above 400?
3. What birds were trained by Dutch police to intercept drones?
4. Bert Williams, 71, from Prenton, Wirral, set a new record for a British angler by catching a 93lb fish in the sea off Norway. What kind of fish?
5. Five marine mammals were beached in Norfolk and Lincolnshire, on the tail of one of which someone sprayed ‘CND’ and attempted its symbol, only to draw the Mercedes logo by mistake. What species were they?
6. Staff at Cincinnati Zoo shot dead Harambe, which had grabbed a four-year-old boy who had fallen into the moat of its enclosure. What kind of animal was Harambe?
7. Amber Heard, while married to Johnny Depp, was excused a formal conviction but bound over for good behaviour after pleading guilty to bringing two dogs, Boo and Pistol, into Australia.

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