Posted: 16 March 2016

Quiz: The Budget or Star Wars?

Today, George Osborne is delivering this year's budget announcement.

We'll be live-tweeting the speech. If you're not already following us on Twitter, please do.

Budget quiz

Each year the Chancellor of the Exchequer carries the coming year's budget in a red case to the Houses of Parliament, where they present it to MPs. This is something that has happened regularly since the mid-1800s. Yet every year, I wonder about why the Chancellor uses that particular red case.

Also, I've been watching a lot of Star Wars recently (and maybe the Chancellor has, too?), and found similarities between the language used - primarily in episodes 1-3 - in the Galactic Senate and many government proceedings I've seen here in our galaxy.

Our brief quiz combines these two things, placing budget-based facts alongside some Star Wars references. Give it a try.

An introduction to our quiz: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...or sometime soon in the Palace of Westminster? Budget quiz'

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