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Yes, minister… The Lowy Institute edition

What do you mean, ‘deliberative democracy’? Sounds like BS to me

27 February 2024

12:55 AM

27 February 2024

12:55 AM

SCENE: PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE. JIM HACKER, PRIME MINISTER, AND SIR HUMPHREY APPLEBY, PERMANENT SECRETARY FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS.

ENTER BERNARD, PRINCIPAL PRIVATE SECRETARY, carrying a 20-page report from the Lowy Institute.

BERNARD: Excuse me, Prime Minister. Good morning, Sir Humphrey.

SIR HUMPHREY: Bernard. What’s that report you’ve got tucked under your arm?

BERNARD: It’s the Lowy Institute report on [chuckles] ‘deliberative democracy’.

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