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Dumb Britain

The Weakest Link, BBC1/2

Anne Robinson: Which British politician is credited with founding the Metropolitan police while he was home secretary?
Contestant:
Douglas Hurd.

AR: Who was prime minister when England won the world cup in 1966?
Contestant: Woodrow Wilson.

AR: Who was elected leader of the Conservative party in September 2001?
Contestant: Pass.

Owen Money show, BBC Radio Wales

Owen Money: In 30 seconds, name as many well-known politicians as you can.
Caller: Er, Tony Brown. And Nigel Benn. (Silence.)

(Answers: 1. Sir Robert Peel. 2. Harold Wilson. 3. Iain Duncan Smith.)


Please submit entries to Private Eye, 6 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BN.
Or email to dumb@private-eye.co.uk