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* 1. During Conservative Conference, what is the gift traditionally given by the Chairman of the Party to the President of the National Conservative Convention?

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* 2. The Supreme Court delivered a ruling declaring Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament unlawful. While that decision took the headlines for days, the Supreme Court President, Lady Hale’s, choice of brooch gained a cult following on social media.

What shape was it in?

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* 3. Documents released as part of the legal proceedings saw the release of recent No 10 memos. Whilst these were partially redacted in the courts, an unredacted version was soon leaked to the media, revealing that the PM had made a handwritten note insulting David Cameron.
What did Johnson call the former PM?

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* 4. The European (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 - commonly referred to as the Benn Act after Hilary Benn MP who introduced it in the House of Commons - was passed this month. It requires the Prime Minister to seek an extension of the current Brexit withdrawal date of 31st October should an agreement not be reached by 19th October. 

How did Hilary’s father, Tony Benn, describe the European Communities Act back in 1972?


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* 5. The Rugby World cup kicked off in Japan on 20th September, when the tournament hosts beat Russia 30 points to 10. One of Japan’s try scorers was Pieter Labuschagne whose brother, Marnus, excelled in a different sport in England over the summer.

What competition did Marnus compete in?

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* 6. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit show Fleabag cleaned up at the Emmys this month. Which of the following awards did the show not win?

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* 7. The Lib Dem Party conference was held in Bournemouth. At its opening Saturday night rally, a former Conservative Minister was unveiled as defecting to the Lib Dems. Who was it?

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* 8. Labour held their annual conference in Brighton a week later. Which of the following was not a policy announced during the get-together?

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* 9. Downton Abbey the movie was released this month. Highclere Castle, where the series is set, has also been put on AirBnB to for a one-night only stay in November. How much will guests have to pay to spend the night in one of the castle’s main bedrooms?

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