Quiz of the week: March 19-25
Rishi Sunak released his spring declaration this week as Brits face a significant drop in their standard of living amid rising costs for fuel, energy and food.
As the cost of living crisis escalated, Sunak was under pressure to take an ambitious approach “mini budget”. But the chancellor has pulled a few rabbits out of the Treasury Department’s hat, including a fuel tax cut, a raise in the National Insurance (NI) threshold and a promise to reduce the property tax rate by 2024.
However, the health and social security contribution, which has been much scolded in the political spectrum, has remained. and Voters may not be too impressed with Sunak’s tactic of “taking taxes with one hand next month and giving some of them back with the other in 2024.”said The Independent.
Elsewhere, President Joe Biden has warned against it NATO could react against Russia if it launches a chemical attack in Ukraine. In a deliberately ambiguous statement issued after a NATO leaders’ summit in Brussels, Biden told journalists that the Western alliance “would react” if Putin used chemical weapons. “The type of response would depend on the type of use,” he said.
The statement now raises the prospect of NATO troops or military assets being used in Ukraine’s fight against Russia, after weeks of the alliance saying it would not risk a direct military confrontation.
To find out how closely you’ve been following the latest developments in the news and other global events, put your knowledge to the test with our quiz of the week:
Need a reminder of some of the other headlines from the last seven days?
- The Russian Football Union has applied at the last minute to host Euro 2028.
- Putin critic and the most prominent opposition figure in Russia was Alexej Navalny found guilty of fraud and sentenced to an additional nine years in prison.
- A Nicaraguan opposition leader has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being found guilty of money laundering in a case she alleges was politically motivated.
- More than 130 people are then feared dead A passenger plane crashed in a mountainous area in southern China.
- Wales has become the second British nation Forbid hitting or slapping children.
https://www.theweek.co.uk/quiz-of-the-week/956207/quiz-of-the-week-19-25-march Quiz of the week: March 19-25