ANN WIDDECOMBE MP - FORMER SHADOW HOME SECRETARY
BERNARD MANNING COMEDIAN
MICHAEL MANSFIELD QC - DEFENCE LAWYER
SHAMI CHAKRABARTI - DIRECTOR OF LIBERTY
WHO IS THE PRIME MINISTER?
HOW DO YOU PAY YOUR PHONE BILL?
My husband does it by direct debit
WHAT IS THE ACT OF UNION AND WHEN DID IT COME INTO FORCE?
It unites England and Scotland
Union with what? Oh, Scotland? Devolution was about 4 years ago
Uniting England and Scotland in 1700
The acts of the English and Scottish parliaments to achieve a United Kingdom. I think it was about 1706
WHAT IS ROLE OF THE MONARCHY?
It's a constitutional role whereby the Queen is the symbolic head of state and takes no part in running the nation
To oversee the House of Commons and the decisions they make. As a figurehead to represent the country
Head of state
WHEN WAS BRITAIN LAST INVADED?
That was the Channel Islands in 1940 or 1941
McDonald's or Starbucks. Maybe you mean the Luftwafe aircraft and the Channel Islands in the war
WHY DO YOU PAY NATIONAL INSURANCE?
To contribute towards pensions and unemployment benefit
Because it goes to the hospitals
The health and welfare of the nation
To take care of my old age, for pensions, other aspects of the welfare state
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE TRADE UNIONS?
I could give you a very rude answer - diminishing - but they are of course for the representation of the workforce
To safeguard the workers of the country and make sure they're looked after
Looking out for health and safety at work in an overweening capitalist environment
It's to ensure the best treatment and working conditions for their members
WHEN DID WIDESCALE IMMIGRATION TO BRITAIN BEGIN AND WHY?
In the late fifties and early sixties, because it was needed to supplement the work force
It was probably the Jews in the World Wars and the pogroms in Russia
Post-war, from Britain and also the West Indies in 1948, because we were seen as a …