Thursday 20 February 2014

Question Time : Spiritual edition

Question Time being very secretive today. Website has this.

What's occurring?
Ukraine - Is this what we could be like outside the EU? A divided, oppressed nation?
God - The Bishops are bashing. Is this the most evil Tory government since the last one?
Unemployment / economy news- The figures just keep getting better {except here at BQ Towers where its never been quieter. Not even in 2008/9.}
Tony Blair and Rebekah. - Not quite sure what the fuss is, but there is a minor fuss.
Floods probably. Paying the council tax. Well, its the least they could do. 

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


Hall of The Winners 


DTP - 3

Taff - 2 

Mark Wadsworth - 2 

Measured - 1 

Bill Quango MP -1



Bill Quango MP said...

Forgot the tie - Blue and gold

dearieme said...

If those guys are winners, why do they have negative scores? And why is -2 better than -1?

DtP said...


Dimbletie - a pink affair, mottled with azure.

1) Apres le deluge, le recrimination. WTF can be done to alleviate such shoddiness?

2) 4 New Towns darn sarf - seems a bit presumptious!

3) Whole life tariff (i'm grasping at straws here).

4) Dangerous dogs - won't somebody theenk of the cheeldren ( the parents - most parents I know don't even let the cat in when they've got niblets but ya, an alaskan hound -no probs!)

5) Blair getting involved in the Brookes defence - wassat all about? (Although probably subjudice so err....)


CityUnslicker said...

Tie - Flood Mud brown

1. Scotland, Yes, No , Who cares?
2. Floods - only Toryshire floods because they are all secret gayers
3. Wallies in Wellies - 2nd floods q.
4. employment - up and down like dimbleby hand.

Malcolm Tucker said...

Looks like an episode to miss.
tie- miserable slate grey.

1, Agree with Dick. Flood blame starts..the way forward, spilling over the top of the wellies into immigration.

2, The Bishops and why don't the church speak our when Labour are in power. You know, wars and stuff!

3, Farage - Clegg debate. May not be on the big news but I can't think of anything much.

4, Ukraine. A small country about which we know nothing or something we should be very concerned about. Gas and wheat and such.

5. Something about youths. Cant remember what.

Nick Drew said...

(0) Episcopal purple
(1) Ukraine (and a bloody disgrace it hasn't been covered by QT before, IIRC)
(2) should the English (English celebs, even) have a say in the inde-scotty issue ?
(3) should bishops butt out ?
(4) NHS database *boo, hiss* - should we all opt out ?
(5) should ECHR butt out ?

DJK said...

Tie: Birds on a green background
1. Ukraine. What should we do to help?
2. Turbulent bishops. Why shouldn't the church speak out?
3. Whose NHS data is it anyway? Should we trust big brother.
4. Housing crisis. What's better, help to buy or concrete over the south of England?
5. Why can't Scotland share the pound & EU?

Hopper said...

Dimbletie: blood red (venous, not arterial)

1. Is the bloodshed in Ukraine the fault of the EU or Russia?
2. Team GB, aren't they doing well, anyone for curling?
3. NHS data is inevitable; why is the NHS making money out of our private data?
4. Will fracking lead to more earthquakes? (4.1 is pretty respectable)
5. Why isn't the UK producing $19bn companies?

Taff said...

Managed to get here this week. What with having to tumble dry the sheep last week and then tie them down this week before they blew away, it's not an easy life here in Wales.

Anyway my 5:

1. LTEP: Will the governments Long Term Economic Plan float? Does it need to? Will it hold water?

2. Ukraine: Tony Blair (Faith Foundation Executive CEO) has done a great job in bringing peace to the Middle East. In think he should he accompany our Willie to shore up his faith in finding a solution, and given the strictures of the LTEP it may be better if they share a room.

I hear Tony's quite good at giving advice.

3. Earthquake: Is it insurable or will it be another rejection from the ABI members. I hope they do not reject my claim for the sheep.

4. Benefits: When does a subsidy, or government compensation become a benefit? Should farmers or eco-managers as we like to be called be on "Benefits Street".

5. Parliament: Should the Speaker curb yobbish MPs or is it just the part of the charm of the Mother of Parliament. Can't see why they have been called yobbish. They wouldn't last 5 minutes here on a Friday night. Soft I call them.

Tie: Reds and golds.

measured said...

Evenin’ all

1. I wouldn’t accuse any of them as being chickens.
Fewer in the South France then this summer. Ukraine

2. Food banks, priests and the Catholic Church.

3. Super(Cameron)man to the rescue against a real welly Wally. Hardly a contest. The Floods and SO many potholes.

4.Schisms in the economy. A proposed increase in interest rates before an election!?

5. Scottish Changes by David Bowie

I still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
Every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I've never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test

Turn and face the strain
Don't want to be a richer man
Turn and face the strain
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time.

Dimbletie: a yellow and green Daffy affair.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Tie: ostensibly revolutionary but probably CIA funded. Charred around the edges.

1. Blair, Bekka love in, time to impeach the old git again?

2. Given the overlap between "areas at risk of sink holes" and "areas where we could do fracking", why not ship everybody out to a safer area and then get fracking in the now depopulated areas?

3. Following the great results achieved by GB's hairdressers in the curling and bob events (highlights later on BBC 2), shouldn't we have more funding for sport, obesity crisis, yada yada.

4. Welfare reform, why is Cameron bashing the bishop?

5. How's about some massive taxpayer funded hand outs to "property" owners* in west London, subsidies for insurance companies so's they don't get hit so bad?

* Ownership must be of property, that's a tautology at best.

Budgie said...

1. Murdoch engulfed by hacker scandal, shock horror (cont to 2094)
2. Ukraine, riots, EU, Russia
3. Bowie call for no vote for Scottish succession
4. Floods
5. Sochi, Putin

Bill Quango MP said...

First question - do Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms represent a “moral mission”? A chuchy question.

Q2: In view of recent events, why are we still planning to build on flood plains in Swindon and elsewhere?

Q3: Does “yobbery” of MPs during Prime Minister’s Questions give best impression of the political elite?

Q4: OECD reports our best maths pupils lag behind poorest Chinese students. Should we adopt Chinese-style teaching to raise standards?

Q5: OECD reports our best maths pupils lag behind poorest Chinese students. Should we adopt Chinese-style teaching to raise standards?

What a dreadful episode. BBc lawyers fleeing from Ukraine and news-screws stories.
It was abysmal. Losing the will to even type how abysmal it was. Boring and annoying in equal measures. Jeanette winterson was a Davespart caricature and I the philosopher was either too highbrow for me or maybe just too dull for anything but radio 4.
1 out 10.

Bill Quango MP said...

Scores -
Dimbytie was every colour under the sun. Mostly pink and blue.

BQ - 4
Dtp tie - close enough 2pts + 1 for first + 2 = 5
CU - 2 [it was a crap episode.]
Malcolm tucker - {was one to miss} - 4
ND - 2 {it was a stitch up }
DJk - 4
Hopper -1 {not your fault - sabotaged questions}
taff - 4 +1 for getting the yah boo Q. = 5 . Do you really have sheep? _ QT coming from your part of the world next week. We expect a good performance.
Measured - 2 {Bowie fan? I saw him 5 times}
MW 4 and one for fun factor = 5
Budgie -2

So winners on this weird episode are Taff, DTP and MW who get to choose what we should do about Ukraine.

1. The German option - invasion
2. The Russian option - starvation
3. The UK option - partition
4. the EU option - regulation
5 other

Mark Wadsworth said...

Yeah! And thanks for reminding me why I gave up watching QT about six years ago.

I go for option 3. partition, which Lviv has already started.

Budgie said...

I tend to think that it is the EU that is stirring up trouble. The area that is now the Ukraine was under the influence of the East Roman Empire (Byzantium). The EU is the successor to the West Roman Empire. The EU is trying to exert its influence beyond its natural borders.

Bill Quango MP said...

The EU expanding its borders? Well, they have form.

So its depopulation and partition.
But to really mix it up let's give east Ukraine to Poland and West Ukraine to Latvia.

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