Universal credit has come under further scrutiny, while the question of whether cash-strapped young people should be allowed to buy avocados rages furiously across the land.
Find out how successfully you have managed to shut the week’s political developments out of your mind by taking the quiz below.
Who sent a joint private letter to Theresa May, warning that "current preparations are not proceeding with anything like sufficient energy" with regards to Brexit?
Vince Cable and Nick Clegg
Iain Duncan Smith and Priti Patel
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove
Ant & Dec
Which prominent Tory Eurosceptic came under criticism for writing a column telling investors to "look further afield" due to the state of the UK economy?
Speaking out on the housing crisis, which MP rubbished the suggestion that "affordability is only a problem for millennials that spend too much on nights out and smashed avocados”?
Iain Duncan Smith
Which figure accused Russia of meddling in elections and planting fake stories in the media, saying: "We know what you are doing. And you will not succeed. Because you underestimate the resilience of our democracies."
Who came under fire for sending a questionnaire asking residents to rate the importance of the Grenfell Tower fire on a scale of 0-10?
Metropolitan Police Service
Department for Communities and Local Government
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council
Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham Conservatives
Tory MPs who had indicated they would vote against a fixed date for Brexit found themselves on the front of the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday. What was the headline?
The Brexit saboteurs
The Brexit mutineers
The Brexit traitors
The Brexit pirates
Following a backbench debate in the Commons, the government are under pressure to reduce the mandatory wait for payment under universal credit. How long is the wait presently?
Who described Brexit as “the greatest giveaway of political power that a country has voluntarily ever done”?
Following a libel case, who this week acknowledged that anti-extremism pressure group Hope Not Hate "does not tolerate or pursue violent or undemocratic behaviour”?
Who warned Germany and other European nations not to “put politics above prosperity” as they negotiate the UK’s split from the EU?
1:C - Johnson and Gove appear to be friends reunited, at least in terms of securing a hard Brexit. The letter, disclosed in the Mail on Sunday, was marked “For your and Gavin’s eyes only”, a reference to the PM’s chief of staff, Gavin Barwell. , 2:D - A Forbes commentator, Frances Coppola, wrote that the MP had “advocated a course of action by the UK government that he knows would seriously damage the UK economy”. Redwood's second job is as chief global strategist for Charles Stanley., 3:C - The communities secretary lambasted baby boomers who he accused of being out of touch with a broken housing system. Housing should feature prominently in next week's Budget., 4:A - The prime minister spoke out against “the scale and nature” of Russia’s actions during an address at the lord mayor’s banquet., 5:D - The questionnaire, sent days before the five month anniversary of the tragedy, also included questions about how residents rated the importance of “keeping council tax low”, and what they thought of local schools and recycling., 6:B - Soubry, the MP for Broxtowe and an outspoken critic of the EU withdrawal bill, told the House of Commons on Wednesday: “According to my office, they have just reported about five, if not more, tweets to the police issuing threats against myself following the front-page article in Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph.”, 7:C - The Commons voted to cut the wait for their first universal credit payment from six weeks to a month, though backbench motions are not binding on the government., 8:B - David Miliband, who now runs the US charity, the International Rescue Committee, was speaking ahead of the launch of his book on the refugee crisis., 9:A - In a statement, Farage said he was “perfectly happy to accept that the organisation doesn’t pursue violent or undemocratic means”, but said the case had been “a complete waste of their donors’ money”., 10:D - The Brexit secretary's comments raised eyebrows among the ironic community.