The Leaders’ Debate Drinking Game

16:37 Mon 24th May 2010 |

By @ArmyOfDave 

Remember the Nick Griffin Question Time Drinking Game? Thems were good times, weren’t they?

So when @chickenprincess asked me on Twitter if we were going to have a drinking game for Thursday’s election debate I thought “Why the bloody hell not?"

So here are the rules so far. These have been created with the help of @evilflea, @Oedipus_Lex, @draconianone and @banalyst.

Please feel free to add your own in the comments section below or on Twitter with the hashtag #DebDrinkingGame and I’ll put up a full list of the rules before the debate starts at 8:30pm on ITV.

Drink One Finger For The Following:

If these words or phrases are mentioned by any participant:

  • "Change"
  • "Fair"
  • "Hard Working Families"
  • "Trust"
  • "Broken Britain"
  • "Immigration"
  • "Referendum"
  • If the audience breaks into applause. (Even though they’re not allowed to. Bad audience! Naughty audience!)
  • If Cameron and Brown actually acknowledge Nick Clegg’s presence.
  • Any awkward pop culture reference to show that the participant is "down wiv da kids"
  • If Brown does "that thing with his chin"
  • Any obviously rehearsed bad play on words (e.g. "It’s not a manifesto FOR the people. It’s a "manifest no" FROM the people.")

Drink Two Fingers For the Following

  • Anyone refers to Alistair Stewart as "an odious little excuse for a man"
  • Brown or Clegg start chanting "Cameron-Cameron-Cameron" slowly in a baritone voice during his answers
  • If any participant finish an answer with the word "Simples"

Drink Three Fingers For the Following

  • A participant announces "I’m Sparticus!" and somebody in the audience stands up and shouts "No, I’m Sparticus!" etc. etc
  • Cameron announces that he’s "bringing sexy back"
  • Any participant shouts "Shit! I think I’ve left the gas on!" and runs from the platform when asked a difficult question

Drink Everything You Can Lay Your Hands On

  • If one of the participants breaks down in tears at the complete futility of his and our own existence

UPDATE: The Drinking Game is now on both the Guardian and Daily Telegraph websites, conveniently covering the entire political spectrum in two handy links.

By the way, if any of the participants' "people" are reading, the public really want the "I’m Sparticus" one. In light of the situation in Iceland, we’ll also accept "I’m Sporticus".

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