Monday, 18 July 2011

Plus ca change…

I've been watching a lot of Yes, Minister, and Yes, Prime Minister recently: the witty, farcical and cynical 1980s comedy set in the higher reaches of politics and the Civil Service.

Every single episode is still totally relevant to modern government: how to achieve, avoid or appear to achieve cuts/action/moral behaviour, how to deal with the press, foreigners, the public, corruption, defence posturing: pronouncements from the current regime could have been cut and pasted from the show.

Here's a favourite bit on opinion polls:

And bankers:

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