David Cameron says 'Yes Minister' is true to life

   Apr 13, 12:38 pm

London, Apr 13 (ANI): British prime minister David Cameron has admitted that despite 'Yes Minister' being an "enjoyable fiction", the satirical sitcom got it right.

As a student at Oxford, Cameron dismissed the classic TV comedy show as little more than an enjoyable fiction.

But he revealed that two gruelling years in Downing Street have convinced him that the show's portrayal of ministers grappling for supremacy with their civil servants is closer to reality than he could ever have imagined.

Cameron, 45, admitted his change of heart during a press conference with Malaysia's British-educated prime minister Najib Razak.

Speaking at Nottingham University's Malaysian campus, near Kuala Lumpur, Razak revealed he is a long-time fan.

"You spoke very clearly about Yes Minister, the great British television programme," the Daily Mail quoted Cameron as saying.

"You'll be amazed to know that when I was a student in the 1980s, I actually once had to write an essay on 'How true to life is Yes Minister?' I think I wrote in the essay that it wasn't that true to life.

"I can tell you, as Prime Minister, it," he said.

Cameron's comments provide a revealing insight into the frustrations of grappling with the civil service.

' Yes Minister', followed by 'Yes, Prime Minister', charted the fortunes of the fictional politician Jim Hacker. The 1980s show attracted a huge following, with Margaret Thatcher reportedly an avid fan. (ANI)

Bangladesh SC scraps 16th amendment to Constitution May 5, 7:01 pm
Dhaka, May 5 (ANI): The Bangladesh High Court has scrapped the 16th amendment to Constitution, which empowered the Parliament to impeach the Supreme Court judges for incapacity or misconduct.
Full Story
Turkish PM resigns amid complaints from opponents May 5, 6:54 pm
Istanbul, May 5 (ANI): Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stepped down on Thursday, paving way for President Recep Tayyip Erodgan to consolidate power amid complaints from opponents over his increasingly hard-line policies.
Full Story
Ready to quit if majority in Parliament lost: Nepal PM Oli May 5, 5:11 pm
Kathmandu, May 5 (ANI): Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli today said he is ready to quit if he lost majority in the Parliament.
Full Story
Teen girl set on fire for helping a couple escape in Pakistan's Makool village May 5, 4:45 pm
Abbottabad, May 5 (ANI): Police in Pakistan's Abbottabad city have said that the chilling murder of a 16-year-old girl who was set on fire in Makool village is linked to orders given by a local jirga last week.
Full Story
Comments