Last night at the City Inn, I compered a political quiz night in aid of a homeless charity. There were 17 teams and we raised £2,000 to help the Acton Homeless Shelter. I set twelve rounds of questions including three rounds with audio clips. There were a variety of teams from the world of politics, lobbying and the media. The one everyone thought would win, from Sky News, featured Adam Boulton and his wife Anji Hunter, Niall Paterson, YouGov's Peter Kellner among others. But they only managed to come fourth. The winners put the rest to shame - they were from Indigo Public Affairs but only had two members in their team, one of whom was David Boothroyd who is a regular commenter on this blog.
Out of the 120 questions I set, I think there were only four which caused some controversy - and three of them had been sent to my by others. That'll teach me! The one which I still can't decide whether I was right to relent on was which of Fine Gael or Fianna Fail is more left wing. I said it was FG, but others disagreed.
Anyway, a good night was had by all, and hopefully the quiz will become an annual event. Well done to Vanessa Canzini for organising it and thanks to the City Inn, InHouse PR and APCO for their sponsorship.