Outside Agitator (they/them)
- Jul 29, 2012
Good God, man! How can I ever trust you after this?
i did rather fear this effect on people’s good
As someone who's had their fair share of experience with the civil service, I would say Yes, Minister is incredibly accurate in some ways, and very much a couple decades out of date in others (partially due to the effect the show itself had on the public consciousness and the very institutions it portrayed). However, it is still very, very good and, if you want the recent history of Whitehall in comedy form, do watch Yes, Minister, Yes, Prime Minister, The Thick of It, and In The Loop.
As someone who reached something like the first stage of political awareness during the coalition years, The Thick of It and In the Loop were obviously a big part of my 14 year old comedy diet.
Will now have to rectify my Yes Minister deficiency. I did spen enough time buried in Thatcher era civil service memoranda for my diss research last year so will be a nice counterpoint.
Hey, if the snooker got good, the snooker got good. No need to apologise.
Ronnie’s gunna Ronnie, what can I say.