It’s 2015, and the Tories are girding their loins to smite Labour into the wilderness in readiness for the May GE. The minor parties are circling the battlefield, flexing their pecs, aware all they have going for them is low cunning. It’s going to be close. Through the centuries, some things in politics never change. Do this quiz and find out who said what.1) We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always will be detested in France.
a) Nigel Farage about the EU.
b) The Duke of Wellington before the Battle of Waterloo.
2) Are you trying to humble me?
a) Nick Clegg to David Cameron.
b) Moses to the God of the Hebrews
3) May God have mercy on my enemies, because I won’t.
a) General George S. Patton
b) George W Bush
4) Impossible is a word found only in the dictionary of fools.
a) Margaret Thatcher
b) Napoleon Buonaparte
5) Politics have no relation to morals.
a) Niccolo Machiavelli
b) Peter Mandelson
6) It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver
a) George Osborne
b) Niccolo Machiavelli
7) If you want to know who controls you, see whom you may not criticise.
a) Boris Johnson
8) Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.
a) Karl Marx
b) Harriet Harman
9) The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.
b) Jacob Rees-Mogg
10) I want to see them on their knees begging for it to stop.
a) Lynton Crosby setting out the Tory strategy for GE15.
b) God of the Hebrews about to unleash the plagues on Ramses.
1b, 2b, 3a, 4b, 5a, 6b, 7b, 8a, 9a, 10b.