Sussex MP Nick Herbert claims TV programme Yes Minister "essential training manual" for Westminster

The Argus: Sussex MP claims TV programme "essential training manual" for Westminster Sussex MP claims TV programme "essential training manual" for Westminster

A Sussex MP has claimed popular TV programme Yes Minister is “an essential training manual” for politicians in high office.

Nick Herbert, who represents Arundel and South Downs, was asked if the show, which has been revised with a new cast on Gold TV channel, was a comedy or a real-life documentary.

He said: “For the public, Yes Minister is a comedy. But as a new Minister at the Home Office two and a half years ago, I soon realised it was an essential training manual.”

Mr Herbert added: “My experience in Whitehall made me question whether the model [of a politically-neutral Civil Service] still works.”

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9:46am Wed 16 Jan 13

Hove Actually says...

Not as good as the original show, but still reflects the fact that "our" politicians and civil service do not work in our best interests.....ever.
Not as good as the original show, but still reflects the fact that "our" politicians and civil service do not work in our best interests.....ever. Hove Actually

10:49am Wed 16 Jan 13

funkyyoyo says...

try watching teletubbies, thats more suited!!
try watching teletubbies, thats more suited!! funkyyoyo

11:02am Wed 16 Jan 13

Crystal Ball says...

What an inane grin.
What an inane grin. Crystal Ball

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