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#BBCQT Drinking Game Rules

Drink when:

  • Dimbles is wearing an amazing tie
  • Dimbles stumbles over the words ‘twitter’, ‘tweeting’, ‘hashtag’ or ‘Dimblebot’
  • The cuts are blamed on the “shameful state the previous government left us in”, or the words ‘deficit’, ‘inherited’ or ‘13 years’ are used
  • Two fingers if the audience groans in response to these buzzwords
  • Any reference to the coalition as an arranged/gay marriage
  • Dimbles refers to member of the audience by the wrong gender
  • Dimbles refers to an audience member as “You there in the spectacles, yes you”
  • Dimbles refers to an audience member as “You there in the spectacles, no not you, in the row behind, yes you”
  • The phrase “LET US BE CLEAR” is used
  • The economy is compared to household finance
  • Female panellist says ‘as a woman…’
  • Audience member says “as a mother”
  • Female panellist is talked over
  • Obvious Daily Mail reader is obvious
  • Fists are used to bang on a table to emphasise a point
    • (2 fingers if end of finger is used)
  • The phrase “Guardian Readers”, “wet liberals” or “liberal thinking”  is used
    • 2 fingers if the audience then cheer.
  • Sighting of HPN (Hot Political Nerd) in audience
    • Two fingers if @mrchrisaddison then tweets about them
  • Sighting of audience member wearing tweed jacket/bow-tie combo (BOW TIES ARE COOL!)
  • #bbcqt trends on twitter
  • The name of one of the panellists trends on twitter
  • A panellist tweets during the show’s recording
  • Something is blamed on meddling from Europe
    • Two fingers if the point has nothing to do with Europe
  • Audience member mentions “MPs expenses – it’s one rule for us and one rule for them!”
  • Panelist refers to benefits system/NHS as “getting things for free” or similar
  • The BBC license fee is referred to as a “tax”
  • If people who normally attend drinking game are in the audience and appear on screen
  • And finally: if the Question Time music is playing, you are drinking.