Monday, November 15, 2021

TV Quote of the Day (‘Yes, Prime Minister,’ on Education as a Key Election Issue)

Prime Minister Jim Hacker [played by Paul Eddington]: “I think education is extremely important. It could lose me the next election.”

Sir Humphrey Appleby [played by Nigel Hawthorne]:” Ah! In my naivete, I thought you were concerned about the future of our children.”

Hacker: “Yes, that too. After all, they get the vote at 18.”— Yes, Prime Minister, Season 2, Episode 7, “The National Education Service,” original air date Jan. 21, 1988, teleplay by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, directed by Sydney Lotterby

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