a Ex-minister Clare Short
b Former Iraqi spokesman Comical Ali
c Paul Bremer, the US's top man in Baghdad
2 Which disaster-prone private outfit is in the frame to pass sex abuse allegations to schools, post-Soham?
b Group 4
3 Which dangerous offender was arrested, given a DNA swab and banged up for six hours by Wakefield police?
a George Best
b Princess Anne's dog
c Tree-house builder Ryan Ellis (11)
4 Which TV programming does Charles Clarke fear encourages school bullies with its message that "Might is right"?
a Prime Minister's Question Time
b American children's cartoons
c World Cup rugby
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