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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Yes, Minister: Party games

Yes, Minister, and Yes, Prime Minister, is probably my favourite British television series. And why shouldn't it be? Here's a show that purports to be a comedy, but accurately describes what really happens in government.

I've spent the afternoon watching a few episodes on YouTube, and thought I'd share my absolute favourite set of them. In "Party Games," Jim Hacker, that's the minister, gets tapped for Number 10 Downing Street. How did this blubbering buffoon get chosen? You'll have to watch the videos.

I'm thinking this is exactly how Stephane Dion got picked to lead the Liberals before Ignatieff.

(Parts 2 through 8 below the fold)

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Just brilliant, don't you think?

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on January 28, 2009 in Humour | Permalink

Comments

"Go to work on a sausage!"

Down with the Eurobanger!

I have the books. Very good!

Posted by: Rick Hiebert | 2009-01-28 5:55:02 PM


This goes back a little ways but here's a pair of British comedians on the subprime meltdown. A worthwhile watch...

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=z-oIMJMGd1Q

Posted by: JC | 2009-01-28 8:50:58 PM



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