Yes, Minister was among my few favorite television programs
back when I watched television in the United States.
Here is a twenty-nine minute segment of Yes, Prime Minister, wherein the new British PM, Mr. Hacker, decides that “the time is not right” for his Grand Plan — that Britain cancel Trident and reinstitute the military draft.
Might President Obama’s advisers learn something from PM Hacker’s advisers? Possibly, although they already seem quite adept at stifling any of President Obama’s good ideas — of which he appears to have had had very few if any.
If you want some laughs, watch it. It’s rather pleasing to find at least a few things about which to laugh now, even though they are in the past and seem at most remotely like those in the present.
Then, having recovered from laughing, please watch this video by a former school teacher who could not, and refused to, take it any more. No laughs are to be found there.