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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

"Yes Minister" on Precedent

Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Minister, if you block honours pending economies, you might create a dangerous precedent.

James Hacker:
You mean that if we do the right thing this time, we might have to do the right thing again next time. It seems on that philosophy, nothing would ever get done at all.

Sir Humphrey Appleby:
On the contrary, many, many things must be done...

Sir Humphrey Appleby, James Hacker:
[together] but nothing must be done for the first time.

Posted by Gerard Magliocca on February 14, 2024 at 08:24 AM | Permalink


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