Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Win a copy of the Taking Liberties DVD

A few weeks ago I reviewed Taking Liberties, the book of the film, in Liberal Democrat News.

Thanks to the kind people at Revolver Entertainment, I can now offer you a chance to win a copy of the Taking Liberties DVD.

And it's well worth winning. Reviewing the film in the Guardian, Peter Bradshaw said:
It may not tell us much that's new, but there's something exhilarating about this thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile docu-blast against Tony Blair's insidious diminution of native British liberties.
Simply e-mail me the answers to the following 10 questions by 11.59 p.m. on Friday 16 November.

The five (count 'em) winners will be drawn out of Lord Bonkers' best top hat after that. If you are one of them I shall e-mail you and ask for a postal address so that I can send you your prize.

I had hoped to make all the questions relevant to civil liberties, but I was struggling towards the end and had to ask Lord Bonkers to help. I am afraid we rather wandered off the topic after that.

Anyway, here are the questions; I look forward to receiving your entry.

The Taking Liberties Quiz

1. Who directed the film Taking Liberties?

2. Which journalist, known for his articles on civil liberties, wrote the foreword to the book Taking Liberties.

3. Who refused to show his identity card to a policeman in 1950, saying: "I am a Liberal and I am against this sort of thing."

4. In the subsequent court case, which famous judge said “to demand a national registration identity card from all and sundry is wholly unreasonable”.

5. Which permanent demonstrator has successfully resisted all official attempts to remove him from Parliament Square?

6. Name the woman who was arrested in Whitehall, under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act, for reading out the names of British soldiers who had died in Iraq.

7. In August 2006 who said: “Sometimes we may have to modify some of our freedoms in the short term to prevent their misuse”?

8. Which hit record did Laurence Dallaglio sing on? (Both artist and title please.)

9. Which Liberal Democrat peer owns the ancient monument Silbury Hill?

10. Who played Fleance in Roman Polanski’s 1970 film of Macbeth?

This quiz is not open to friends or employees of Lord Bonkers, nor to current or former inmates of the Bonkers' Home for Well-Behaved Orphans.

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