-->It is necessary to get behind someone in order to stab them in the back.
--->--'''Sir Humphrey Appleby'''

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-->'''Sir Humphrey''': Ladysmith House is top secret.
-->'''Hacker''': How can a seven storey building in Walthamstow be top secret?
-->'''Sir Humphrey''': Where there's a will, there's a way.
--->"The Economy Drive"

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-->'''Hacker''': Fortunately, Bernard, most of our journalists are so incompetent they'd have the gravest difficulty in finding out that today is Wednesday.
-->'''Woolley''': It's actually Thursday.
--->"The Compassionate Society"

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-->'''Sir Humphrey''': The only way to understand the Press is to remember that they pander to their readers' prejudices.
-->'''Hacker''': Don't tell me about the Press -- I know ''exactly'' who reads [[BritishNewspapers the papers]]! The ''Daily Mirror'' is read by the [[{{Muggles}} people]] who [[GabbyCabbie think]] they run the country. The ''Guardian'' is read by [[LaResistance people]] who think they ''[[SoapboxSadie ought]]'' to run the country. The ''Times'' is read by [[TheGovernment the people]] who [[TheMan actually do run the country]]. The ''Daily Mail'' is read by the [[{{Housewife}} wives]] [[GrandeDame of the people who run the country]]. The ''Financial Times'' is read by people who [[CorruptCorporateExecutive own the country]]. The ''Morning Star'' is read by [[DirtyCommunists people who think the country ought to be run]] by [[SovietRussia another country]]; the ''Daily Telegraph'' is read by the [[RedScare people who think it]] ''[[RedScare is]]''.
-->'''Sir Humphrey''': Eh, Prime Minister, what about the people who read the ''Sun''?
-->'''Woolley''': ''Sun'' readers [[ApatheticCitizens don't care who runs the country]] [[PageThreeStunna as long as she's got]] [[BuxomIsBetter big tits]].

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-->When Americans decided to write a TV series about their political leaders, they produced ''Series/TheWestWing'', a heartbreakingly sincere political drama about intelligent, passionate, dynamic people giving their all for the good of the country. When Brits decided to write a TV series about their political leaders they produced ''Yes, Prime Minister''.
--->'''[[http://ferretbrain.com/articles/article-471 Dan Hemmens]]]'''