Salami Tactics and Nuclear Deterrent

30 years latter and more appropriate than ever.

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Absolute classic! Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister are probably my all-time favourite TV programmes; as you say decades later, they are still on the point.



I watched a few of them. They were like condensed courses in political science but funny and cutting close to the bone.

We have watched them all, many times … they never grow stale!

By the way, it seems that they were Maggie Thatcher’s favourite TV viewing, and clearly represented her experience of working with top civil servants.


This one is also extremely funny but devoid of any crude language or coarseness, and extremely well written.

Sir Humphrey Appleby on the Proper Function of Government