Thursday 21 November 2013

BBC Question Time Quiz: Cristal Methodists edition

David Dimbleby presents the topical {?} debate from Salford, with an audience who are all either under 30 or over 60 years old, for no particular reason other than they do like trying to make the show different without actually making it any different.

With health secretary Jeremy Hunt MP, shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan MP, And ??? They don't know or have just forgotten to tell us.
Will post guess later - Christmas Window is today. Get shopping you lot. Its been quite laggy.

2 pt for a correct guess of the colour or pattern of Dimbleby's tie.{before 10pm}
2 pt for an accurate spot for each of the question asked
2 pt for being the sole entrant to correctly predict a question asked

1 arbitrary point for any partially correct questions, witty phrases, spotting the soundbite, joke, tweet or posting in the comments first.

And the league table will be winner = 1pt
Everyone else - Zero.

Twitter @BillQuango 

Mr Drew is pulling ahead Vettel style.
Number of wins 

Nick Drew -4

CityUnslicker -2
Measured - 2

Mark Wadsworth - 1

 Malcolm Tucker -1 
  Hopper -1
Dick the Prick -1 

Kilgore Trout - 1

DJK - 1


Nick Drew said...

Dimbytie puce

1. is the 'economic recovery' just a tory-bubble ?
2. the Co-op bank - WTF ?
3. should the Pythons be re-uniting - or is the magic never really the same again ?
4. should there be an amnesty for everyone and everything in NI ?

and finally (judging by the plethora of comments on the NHS post below)

5. what's to be done about the NHS / doctors / A&E this winter etc etc ?

(everyone hurls themselves on Hunt and beat him)

Miss CD said...

Purple Dimbletie

1. Should the age of consent be lower?
2. CO-OP bankers. What a carry on.Should the PM admit he took cocaine?
3. Amnesty for Ireland. Plan abandoned already but too quick?
4. Record number of Spads. Mostly be the say no to spads lib dems.
5. Monty Python- Have the under 30s ever heard of them? Were they funnier than Miranda?

patently said...

On behalf of @measured once again, who is stuck in the wilds away from working Internets….

Evenin' all

1. A good one to get going, voluntary or non voluntary euthanasia ...or just let the NHS do its worst?

2. Pay taxes to save the planet or to create jobs to let people buy property?

3. We leave the young to pay back the deficit....austerity now or later. Same as above really.

4. Why do we shut the stable doors after the bankers have bolted? *snort*

5. Lowering the age to vote or to (NOT) make babies.

Dimbletie: turquoise

Taff said...

What a week. Just as we thought we were on the brink of a recovery, another banking crisis.

1. Should we now refer to God, Mammon and Crack?

2. Is George conducting a witch-hunt to divert the media from his incompetence.

3. Is George the best chancellor we have ever had?

4. Brits in Syria. Should they be prosecuted on their return? How many years should Hague get?

5. NHS? Can it ever be saved from the onslaught of hypochondriacal disorders that besets the media types in Salford?

Tie: Mauve with pink dash with Pugin motif.

It's bloody cold here. I've already burnt my winter heating allowance. Wife's next.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Dimbletie - confederate bootlace with elaborate silver clasp.

1. Co-Op bankers, Labour corrupt for taking money from them, evil US hedge fund taking over, poor widows losing money on Co-Op bonds etc etc.

2. Typhoon in far away country, tornadoes in far north of USA, hurricane over Sardinia, global warmening, end of the world as we know it but I feel fine.

3. Northern Ireland amnesty - who will benefit from this most, murdering IRA scum, murdering UDA scum or mudering British Army/RUC scum?

4. Monty Python reunon, Doctor Who fifty years old, is this country stuck in the past?

5. Bound to be some anti-Jeremy Hunt question like "Why don't more nurses look like Barbara Windsor in Carry on Nursing?"

DJK said...

1. NHS Winter crisis. What's to be done?
2. Co-op bank. Who was the more destructive banker: the Rev Paul Flowers or (Sir) Fred Goodwin?
3. Where was the team when the first Dr. Who was broadcast?
4. Is there really an economic recovery or is it just a housing bubble?
5. Were the Pythons ever really funny?

Dimbletie: coloured elephants on a brain-grey background.

Bill Quango MP said...

Dimbytie - Life of Brian

1. NHS A&E Cash for doctors, waiting lists etc
2. Reservists and the mini revolt. But is it right to ask our part time soldiers to go to war?
3.Banker/priest takes cocaine shock -Do any bankers NOT take cocaine?
4. Slavery issue - how could this happen
5 - Can't see BBC or Dimbleby missing a JFK opportunity - Do the panel believe the official Warren Commission report?

DtP said...

Dimbletie Brown


1) The visibly startled, the clearly shocked, the apparently rattled Jeremy Hunt replies to A&E stats.

2) Probation privatisation and crime stat massaging. £24 million G4S gave back as credit note - yup!

3) I love the Reverend Flowers - if that boy can sing....Some handcranking of banking oversight just for kicks.

4) Raising of tax allowance - is that a policy now?

Cheers peeps

CityUnslicker said...

Evil Tories are closing the NHS

Evil Tories want to cut GREEN TAXES to pay for tax cuts to billionaires

Evil Tories murdered innocent babies in Northern Ireland

Evil Tories allowed Co-Op Bank to collapse

A nice balanced show from true blue Salford. Co-OP HQ is a couple of miles dfown the road so you can be sure the audience will be chock foull of co-operatives.

Dimby Tie - coke white...

Kilgore Trout said...

Dimtie: Solid purple

1. Should the government 'get rid of all this green crap?'

2. How much more taxpayers money should the government pay GPs to do the work that was expected as standard before 2004?

3. Is the fix in for a Miliband, E. administration? Why do the scandals with which he is associated only get cursory coverage?

4. Is there anyone who thought that the police were NOT massaging the crime stats?

5. Could a mediocre marksman using a bolt-action rifle with a defective sight hit a moving target 150 feet away two times out of three, inflicting five seperate wounds on two people, including a head shot, and make his get away, only to be picked up a couple of hours later for shooting a Dallas police man? ... Just as a wild hypothetical.

Bill Quango MP said...

Kilgore Trout

You'll need to add that last one to the next post. ...

Timbo614 said...

Hello all, a tired Timbo guesses:

1) Banker blame row, who is to blame or is it just another example of not what you know but who you know?

2) Northern Ireland amnesty seguing into Irish civilian (terrorist?) killings, again who is to blame? Those who gave the orders or those who carried them out or were they interpreted too loosely?

3) NHS - take your pick of subject his week!

4) Cyclists v lorries didn't come up last week but with another death this week...?

Only 4, nobody will expect the Spanish inquisition..

Too late for tie really, but I haven't seen it so going for black again with a pattern maybe yellow..

Timbo614 said...

oops, should have looked at a trailer!

CityUnslicker said...

Who would ever have guessed these would be the type of people from salford. the Beeb has filled the studio with its local staff....

Bill Quango MP said...

First question - something about universal benefits being taken from oldies to youngies.
Sadiq Khan nailed the damp rag Grender when she said its wrong that Alan Sugar and Richard Branson have bus passes.
" They might have them but they don't use them- the cost is zero."
I think Alan Sugar has a Bentley.

Khan blows it on next Q: If clever banks and bankers in London cheat us, and ethical banks mess up, who can a Manchester girl trust? which is about CO-OP.
Basing a judgement of the Co-Op on one person is “very, very unfair”

Except its an ETHICAL bank, which he was the chairmen and he knew nothing about banking. like Osborne ?

Q3: What can the government do about the housing market – when average wages have decreased, while house prices continue to rise?

Q4: Will the reforms to the NHS do enough to prevent serious failings in care, such as those at Stafford Hospital

Q5: With UK jobless rate falling to three-year low last week, why does youth unemployment remains above 20%?

Navy tie with purple butterflies

Bill Quango MP said...

Well.. until I watched this Salford show I had no idea there was an affordable, simplistic, easy solution to all the nation's problems. Its just government not acting that is the problem.
Olly Grender might be duller than Rachel Reeves. Its on iplayer - you decide.

KT - Miss CD and Taff share a point each for tie.
ND 5 +1 for first = 6
Miss CD: 3
Measured/Patently - 5
Taff -3+1 = 4
MW 4 + 1 for confederate tie - 5
DJK -5
BQ - 4
DTP - 4
CU -4 +1 as it was bloody awful - 5
Kilgore Trout - 3+1 = 4
timbo -4 *maybe we should have a point for last?

Winner is ND who decides if Wonga are to be given the Co-Op banking licene.

Nick Drew said...

yes, wonga it is - they are well-known to many a Manchester Co-op member

and to fill the vacancy for chairman of this ethical bank ? why, Stuart Hall who is, I believe, a Mancunian with adequate banking knowledge and can surely fulfill his ethical duties to the bank on day-release

CityUnslicker said...

I am currently trying to sell a very large business to Wonga - you lot won't believe if it happnes!

Manc banker said...

@8.45 Stuart Hall? You mean bonking knowledge, I assume.