Thursday 16 January 2014

BBC Question Time - Bashing the bonus edition.

David Dimbleby presents Question Time from Durham.
On the panel are Conservative Party chairman Grant 'lightweight' Shapps MP.
 Shadow transport secretary Mary 'hot water' Creagh MP,
 El Presidente in waiting of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron MP, Archbishop of York John Sentamu and broadcaster and , Julia 'no nonsense' Hartley-Brewer.

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- its often better than the actual show. And its jammed full of  earnest political studies university students and their mickey taking History and English taking friends



 BQ thinks

1. Banker bonuses and why does the gummint only stand up for the richest in society.

2. Ohh la la.  Incroyable! La France a un minsiter pour faire du vĂ©lo et un ministre pour les scooters?

3. Is it  criminal to feel up the ladies live on air, but acceptable if you lock them in your hotel room ?

4. Should Labour go the whole way and just say they will now only recruit ethnic minorities to the police and damn their own equality and discrimination laws. 

5. Fracking bung. Bribery or good sense?

Hall of Winners 2014

DTP - 1

Measured - 1 


Nick Drew said...

I will be delighted if fracking gets debated but I'm not going with that

(0) predominantly yellow with silver bits

(1) what is it with greying dirty old broadcasting men? segue to an uncomfortable moment or two re: sexual molestation for Farron who, far from being Mr Untainted LibDem, was equivocating with the best of them yesterday on the subject of Lord 'Allegedly' Rennard

(2) do we need a minister for every town and city ?

(3) is the UK military now effectively downgraded to 'useless' status ?

(4) is police shooting people really an 'elf-n-safety matter ?

(5) oh all right, bankers' bonuses

Hopper said...

Dimbletie: royal purple

1. Does the refusal to regulate bankers' bonuses prove that the Govt is pro-rich anti-poor?
2. Is sugar regulation a sensible way to relieve pressure on the NHS, or pointless control freakery?
3. University staff get a 1% pay rise, don't we value education any more?
4. Is Benefits Street poverty porn?
5. Curveball: should parents be fined hundreds of pounds for taking their children on holiday in termtime?

DtP said...

Bit esoteric tonight - have a lot of time for ++Sentamu but he'll throw a couple of curve balls in - hmm.

Dimbletie - purpley hue - for the CofE!!

1) Unemployment and the austerity agenda nexus - isn't it beastly that those evil Tories aren't just throwing money at Labour voters - the humanity!

2) Benefits Street & food banks - don't we have a moral duty to equip Nesbits with all the cooking lager & fray bentos pies available in Christendom?

3) Is it right for dodgy Lib Dem lords to get drunk and get a tiny bit fruity with professional feminist victims without being hung, drawn and quartered and for his acquital to be tantamount to the most heinous crime ever committed?

4) Syrian refugees - do we have a moral duty to help, especially the Christians? Could genuinely be interesting as long as Shapps, yer know, shuts the fuck up.

5) HS2 - whassit all abooot.

Haddaway and broon ale etc etc

Bill Quango MP said...

Some corkers on here already! Syria is a goodie.And Bennystreet {which I haven't seen}. And JHB was doing kids and schools yesterday. Its a good topic for a post.

And ND

- what is it with greying dirty old broadcasting men? A new, hard, tattooed Dimbleby might take that personally.

DJK said...

Interwebs weren't working last week. However...

1. Bankers' bonuses (feel the outrage)
2. Benefits Street. Does reality TV make us all feel like dirty voyeurs?
3. M. Hollande & the actress. Should we envy or pity the French?
4. UK military downgrade. Good news or what?
5. Fracking. How much did Total slip Cameron?

Dimbletie: Proddy orange.

Kilgore Trout said...

Grant "lightweight" Schapps. Haha. Like that one. Next Tory leader, by the way...

Anyway, to business.

Tie: mostly purple

1) The bankers the bonuses, the bankers the bonuses. Why do highly skilled people who work harder than I do get paid so much more money?

2) Something about spending less on war and more on welfare, especially in these economically straightened times, blah, blah, etc.

3) Are we fulfilling our internationalist obligations to help the Syrian refugees and should it matter to us if they self-identify as Christian or Muslim?

4) Is Benefits Street demonisation that supports an anti-poor agenda or an accurate depiction of the kind of social and familial breakdown IDS's reforms hope to address?

5) "In America, first you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women". (Simpsons gag). Should the government tax sugar?

Mark Wadsworth said...

Tie: 22486

1. Labour bonus bashing.

2. EU, UKIP, Romanians,Bulgarians, Referendians, Osborne slagging off EU despite the UK's record is worse in many respects etc.

3. Benefit Street. Don't taste nearly as nice as Quality Street.

4. Rolf Harris, DLT, that Coronation Street guy (oh… another Street), old molesters, let sleeping dogs lie or send a message.

5. Cost of living crisis.

measured said...

Evenin’ all

1. Too much at the top and too little at the bottom. Bonuses vs. the minimum wage. Cut the benefits bill.

2. Is the Help to Buy Scheme helping the right people, like baby bankers and lardy lawyers? That is right, isn’t it?

3. Building transport motorways/airports infrastructure in the South East. "What about us?"

Did someone hear something?

4. Fracking green energy. We demand more vs. Do they know how bust we are? Who cares if fracking pumps chemicals into the land they will never be able to get out.

5. NHS – all the contracts going to private firms. All a prelude to charging for simple A & E procedures, BQ.

How did Rennard get away with it? They might eschew the EU this week as we are going to get a load of it in the euros.

Dimbletie: Play it safe pink.

Timbo614 said...


Tie Black with yellow!

1) Banksters Bonuses gotta make a show!

2) Vote UKIP to show we've had enough of the EU! (from LBC today)

3) I watched part of Benefits Street and would like to know what the fuss is about? :)

4) (from Timbo's week) Is sugar the new smoking?

5) 3rd world army? Still 4th biggest - so 4th rate first world army then?

Nick Drew said...

4th biggest budget, Timbo - would be nice if it were spent wisely

CityUnslicker said...

1 - Cameron, how weak at PMQ's

2 - GO, Tories,m evil anti-european racists

3 - Fracking - evil antin-green tories

4 - Cameron is more unpopular than Hollande and even an affair won't save him

Bimbytie - Union Red

Bill Quango MP said...

Black - Pink flowers Dimby tie.

Q1: Is Benefits Street an example of “Broken Britain” and what can be done to stop people living off state? Amazingly JHB bashed the feckless and got the most applause!

Q2: Despite potential hazards, are economic benefits and job opportunities of fracking too good to miss.

Q3: Despite potential hazards, are economic benefits and job opportunities of fracking too good to miss

Q4: In an area of high unemployment, what impact will continued mass immigration have on the North East?

Q5: Is Francois Hollande's affair a public matter or should he be allowed to conduct his private life in any way he chooses?

Sleepy Dimbleby seems to have been replaced by Slugger Dimbleby. He has been so bored in the last few seasons he's barely said a word. Tonight he was all Andrew Neil. Not letting waffle and evasion thrive.
That tattoo seems to have made go all Paxman.
Improved the show no end.
Dimbleby even asked his own Rennard question.

Bill Quango MP said...

And - computer crash - lost QT qs. I'm sure there was an EU referendum one - it came up anyway so we'll allow a partial.

Scores -
BQ - 5
Malcolm Tucker 3 +1 for first =4
ND - 2
Hopper - 3
Dtp - 5
DJK -6
Kilgore Trout - 5
Mark Wadsworth - 5
Measured - 5 + 2 for dimtie = 7
timbo 1 + 2 for partial dimbytie = 3
Cu - anti tory rant nets 5.

Winner is Ms Measured with 7.

Prize is to pick Valerie Trierweiler, Julie Gayet or Michelle from 'Ze Reziztance'to be 1st lady of France.

measured said...

Yay!! that tie is so important.

It has to be Julie Gayet as she has remained in play. She doesn't win on the cleavage stakes, mind, but a baby trumps all. She looks amazing for having had two children. She will be the Madonna with the Big Boobies.

France need someone to stand up and say 'va te faire foutre, EU'.

Thanks you, Bill.

measured said...

* Thank you