Yes, Prime Minister: Season 2, Episode 5

Power to the People (7 Jan. 1988)

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A local councilwoman is throwing her weight around, but P.M. Hacker's plan to make local government truly responsive to its constituency motivates her to cooperate with Sir Humphrey's opposition.

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The Prime Minister is dissatisfied with local government, particularly the fact that only political activists seem to participate, use it as a platform to simply make trouble for central government and also that the views of local councilors are skewed (usually to the left) away from your average citizen. A case in point is Agnes Moorhouse, a local councillor who has been a particular thorn in the government's side. Even Sir Humphrey can't convince her to stop undermining the local police, which, she openly admits, she wants to render ineffective as a means of causing trouble, maybe even revolution. When the PM is taken in with a concept that would empower local citizens and sees this as a way to make local government more democratic, Moorhouse is aghast since it could ruin her plans, as is Sir Humphrey who believes that it could take power and responsibility away from the civil service. Having finally found common ground, Sir Humphrey and Moorhouse agree to a truce and focus on ... Written by garykmcd and marktreut

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James Hacker: You know that Agnes Moorhouse woman?
Annie Hacker: Yes.
James Hacker: I told Humphrey to have a word with her.
Annie Hacker: That sounds like an interesting experiment.
James Hacker: He says it went quite well, but he didn't want to talk about it very much and he had four whiskeys in ten minutes.
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