"Down With Skool!: A guide to school life for tiny pupils and their parents" (1953)

"Down With Skool!: A guide to school life for tiny pupils and their parents" (1953)

If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.
Tony Benn (via rorschachx)
Sir Richard Wharton (RW; Permanent Secretary to the Foreign Office): It’s too dangerous to let politicians become involved with diplomacy.
Sir Humphrey Appleby (HA): Diplomacy is about surviving until the next century. Politics is about surviving until Friday afternoon.
RW: There are 157 independent countries in the world. We’ve dealt with them for years. There’s hardly an MP who knows anything about any of them.
HA: Tchh… Show them a map of the world; most of them have a job finding the Isle of Wight.
Bernard Woolley (BW): Surely, politicians can’t be that ignorant.
RW: Ha ha ha… very well, sit down Bernard.
RW: Where is the Upper Volta?
BW: Umm…
HA: What is the capital of Chad?
BW: Mmmmm
RW: What language do they speak in Mali?
BW: Ummmm…
HW: Who is the president of Perú?
BW: Ummmm…
RW: What is the national religion of Cameroon?
BW: Ummm….
HA: Bernard!
BW: Yes?
HA: You should stand for parliament!
vovo-faux:

One if the best scenes if Yes, Minister ever! Poor Jim Hacker is just trying to dress and everyone is suddenly having an emergency meeting in his train cabin. Lol! #yesminister #bbcfandom #britishtelevision #pauleddington #nigelhawthorne #bbc #politicalsatire #comedy #sitcom (at mi casa)

vovo-faux:

One if the best scenes if Yes, Minister ever! Poor Jim Hacker is just trying to dress and everyone is suddenly having an emergency meeting in his train cabin. Lol! #yesminister #bbcfandom #britishtelevision #pauleddington #nigelhawthorne #bbc #politicalsatire #comedy #sitcom (at mi casa)

thebriarfieldchronicles:

Finally, something from Bernard’s perspective.

Chapters: 2/?
Fandom: The Thick of It (TV), Yes Minister,
Rating: Mature
Characters: Malcolm Tucker x Jamie MacDonald, Jim Hacker, Humphrey Appleby, Bernard Woolley, 

Just a quick window to a cock-up-full day in the ministry that now has two cock-up machines - the Ministry for Administrative Affairs and the Department for Social Affairs and Citizenshit, sorry Citizenship.

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