Thursday 29 January 2015

BBC Question Time Competition.

David Dimbleby presents topical debate from Wrexham in Wales. The panel includes Conservative culture secretary Sajid Javid MP, former Labour secretary of state for Wales Peter Hain MP, Plaid Cymru's economy spokesman Rhun ap Iorwerth AM, author and critic Germaine Greer and blogger Kate Maltby.

Looks like a real stinker.  

Bill Quango suspects - 
1. NHS NHS NHS {don't mention Labour in wales NHS}
2. Syriza- Austerity - Something Hain said about Miliband going down the Michael foot road - These old commies - they never stop trying , do they?
3. Saudi king died. Flags at half mast - it was a story at the start of the week. forgotten completely by now. But BBCQT works on its own timeline.
 4. Holocaust week. Are anti-EU supporters planning on gas chambers ? 
5. UK GDP fastest growing in Europe. Why aren't we feeling rich ?

Dimbletie - Professor Plum

1 or 2 points for each correct question asked. Depending on how close to the actual wording.
5 points for guessing the colour/design of  the Dimbleby tie.

 2 points for nearest match if no outright winner
1 point for each witty comment/excessive punning/ lampoon/mock/clever theme  that you put into the comments
1 point for the first entrant each week 
1 point for random other reasons

League Table 2015 

Hopper -2
Blue Eyes - 1
Taff -1
Kilgore Trout - 1

Charity Shield winner - Malcolm Tucker.


BE said...


Tie: Hellan sky blue and white stripes, with representations of Nick Clegg only visible under ulter-violet light.

1) Syriza. When does Britain get to vote to end austerity?

2) Why are NHS workers being punished yet again for the sins of the bankers and politicians? The nurses didn't cause the crisis, so why are they being cut to the bone? Generic anti-Tory rambling.

3) With the Euro-crisis, recession, austerity, as well as the Holocaust anniversary and Charlie Ebdo stuff, is it time to ask whether Europe is sleepwalking into another nightmare?

4) Britain is booming, don't let Labour blow it! Old Labour Old Danger?

5) Election debates: why can't we hold daily debates between all our elected representatives. The debates could take place on different topics, resulting in a vote at the end once all the issues have been debated ad nauseam. We could build a permanent building for the purpose. So that we get a chance to choose who gets to speak at these events, we could get a vote every few years. What about it?

Malcolm Tucker said...

Tie - Watermelon on the outside, Red Flag red on the inside.

1. Greece wants to end austerity. Why can't wales end the oppressive austerity of the England invader.

ii. Debates and the threat of the empty chair. Would anyone notice if Cameron was replaced by an empty Parker Knoll?

iii. Clegg says PM questions are a waste of hot air. But it does stop our politicians tinkering with things for 40 minutes a week.

iv. NHS. AndyBurnham's non-privatisation, privatisation car crash interview. Labour would spend a lot more whilst spending less on the NHS. They would scrap privatisation except for the privatisation bits they plan to carry out.

v. Benefits cap. Tax cuts for middle classes and pensioners..military and anti-terrorism budget increase..tough on benefits cheats. better standards for education..
This sounds like the sort of Tory party we should vote for ..I'm definitely going to think hard about this.
But isn't this what they promised this last time?

Fool me once..?

Nick Drew said...

oooh, please can we bait Hain???

(0) bright green
(1) greeks, what does it all mean for UK?
(2) flags, half-mast, why?
(3) some really obscure health-y type question allowing none-too-subtle segue into a fracas over welsh labour NHS, they can't stop themselves & everyone wants to see the fur flying
(4) ok Hain, lighten the tone a bit & tell us about the Severn Barrage, why don't you? for comic relief, y'know
(5) whatever happened to Ebola?

Taff said...

Evening all

1. How green is my valley? Are the Greens too green for politics.

2. Weaponising the NHS? Should our troops not be first?

3. How independent should the Welsh be. We've been part of the family for 800 years - why fall out now?

4. With the Greeks sending the Euro into free fall do we actually want these foreigners in Aberystwyth when we have those nice English people with sterling which buys a lot more.

5. Fracking. I was hoping for a nice income from moving the sheep off the land for these nice solar panels. That's gone. Now they say they do not want to drill any holes. The best I can get is a few quid for windmills. Is this the end of Welsh farming?

Tie - reds and green


Can't see my any of ewes out there tonight. Should have dyed them orange so I could see them in the snow.

measured said...

Evenin’ all,

1. The Welsh NHS, now colour coded. Well, given the educational standards now prevailing there, this is to be expected. Who cares about old people?

2. Election debates. Too many cooks spoil the broth.

::[buries head in hands}::

No wait, that is copying Clegg. Not cool, not cool at all.

3. Saudi Arabia, King Salman and women. Imagine if it was white people not allowed to drive or Jews or French but nah, it is just women. The punishment for any women who speaks up is to blight the prospects of the whole family. Harsh.

4. Welsh Independence. Give sheep the vote.

5. Should Dippy stay? He’s an imposter. A blue whale is far more current.

Dimbletie: Turquoise but no Turks were harmed.

Kilgore Trout said...

Tie: Yellow

1. What lies would the panel like to tell us about the NHS?

2. How many days until the Greek government decides that it will settle down and do as it is told just like the last lot?

3. Should Bendict Cumberbatch be lynched or just run out of town and never allowed to work again?

4. Should Wales be given the same powers as Scotland (ignoring England, natch)?

5. ...tough one this week... maybe someone will give Hain the chance to maunder on about the Severn Barrage... again!

Hopper said...

1. Can Greece spend its way out of penury? Why can't the IMF loan Wales a few hundred bil' so we can spend it all?
2. Wasn't it edifying seeing all the politicos line up to salute the fallen king. Should we start stoning women to get some international respect?
3. Is the Welsh NHS still the envy of the world?
4. Oh look, oil as cheap as chips and snow all over the place. Should we say screw the C02 emissions limits and dig out some more coal now that fossil fuels are attractive again?
5. Something about Plaid and political debates, but I really can't bring myself to care what they say.

Budgie said...

Tie: blue

1. Which anti-austerity party should you vote for in the upcoming general election? Oh, the Greens want austerity? But Syriza doesn't? Isn't life complicated?

2. Should that nice Mr Miliband run the Welsh NHS and throw out the evil Fatcherite PFI Tories ruining our Welsh NHS?

3. Should Kim swear so much now that Andy is once again a British hero and role model instead of a Scotch git?

4. School tables explained by that nice Mr Cameron. Why are so many schools failing under the Tories? This doesn't happen in Wales.

5. Police death inquiry data lost in the post - move along please, there's nothing to see. Will the MoJ employee get a rap on his knuckles before retiring with a well earned pile, or will he be found to have committed suicide by locking himself in a suitcase?

suffragent said...

Tie Hemp
Wales eh?
1) Can I have a consonant please Carol? And another consonant, and another consonant, and another consonant………..
2) For MSS Greer. As the perpetrators of all crime. Shouldn’t all single men living on their own be removed from their houses and put into Corrective Apartments for Male Persons Safety. Fink ov the children.
3) For Kate Maltby. Would a reduction in the national insurance rate put more money in the workers pocket and increase an employer’s ability to take on more staff, thereby reducing the deficit and improving societies wellbeing. If you don’t know the answer to that one then how did the latest luvy go down at the RSC?
4) Not being from wales can I be offended by the person who asked the countdown question?

Bill Quango MP said...

Dimbletie - brown with bees. Unusual.

Q1, Is England better than Wales at NHS ?
usual NHS or US only options. tired old arguments on all sides. Plyd actually made the most sense. Which is a first.

Q2. Should countries {and people} renege on debt.
Greek special for Peter Hain.

Q3 shouldn't shale gas take over from coal ?
Boo Fracking .., boo ... GM foods will kill us ..
Its like the dark ages.
Hain says Severn! Double points!

Q4 - smoking and vouchers and choice.

Q5 - TV debates.Go Welshers

Bill Quango MP said...

BQ - 4

BE +1 first + 6 = 7
MT - 6
ND 6 +1 for the Hain barrage = 7
Taff - 8 [home turf advantage!}
measured - 5 =1 for craft - 6
Kilgore Trout - near enough on the tie for 1.+ 7 = 8
hopper - 8 also
budgie - 4
suffragent - 2

Winners are Taff, Kilgore trout and Hopper.
3 for the podium