Election 2015

Election 2015: Nick Clegg, a dark room and #bbcqt

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Media captionDavid Cameron said he would fight to avoid making compromises in a "dark room with Nick Clegg or someone"

All the talk of dark rooms on the leaders' edition of Question Time seems to have left many viewers wondering how many politicians it takes to fix a light bulb.

The saga began when David Cameron talked about being forced "into some dark room" to do a deal with "Nick Clegg or someone else" if he fails to win a majority.

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That got several commentators asking why such a deal had to be done without the light on:

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Could it be a Nick Clegg "thing"? If so, Buzzfeed want to know if you've ever been in a dark room with the Lib Dem leader:

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Perhaps we just need to pop another 50p in the meter. Anyone got some change?

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Whatever the reason, Robert Hutton, a political journalist at Bloomberg, wants some light shed on the matter:

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The mere mention of the scenario left some with images they'd rather not have:

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But you didn't need an imagination thanks to @vinspired:

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Still, with both Mr Cameron and Ed Miliband insisting they wanted to avoid any dimly-lit discussions with Mr Clegg, it showed just how much has changed since 2010:

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Anyway, we're off for a lie down in a dark room.

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