Sir Humphrey opposes P.M. Hacker's plan to cut taxes, so Hacker steers the Minister for Health into campaigning against smoking as a diversion.

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Paul Eddington ...
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Derek Fowlds ...
John Barron ...
Sir Ian Whitworth - DHSS Secretary
Clive Merrison ...
Dr. Peter Thorn - Minister of State at the DHSS
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Bill Wallis ...
Leslie Potts - Minister for Sport
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Gerald - Chairman British Tobacco Group
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Sir Humphrey opposes P.M. Hacker's plan to cut taxes, so Hacker steers the Minister for Health into campaigning against smoking as a diversion.

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23 January 1986 (UK)  »

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Sir Frank Gordon: But let's be clear about this, Humphrey. The entire system hinges on you as Cabinet Secretary controlling the PM and on me as Permanent Secretary at the Treasury controlling the Chancellor. Right?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Right.
Sir Frank Gordon: And on both of us keeping an agreeable tension between them, mistrust, hostility.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Mind you, I think they'd manage that all right even without us. The Chancellor will never forgive the Prime Minister for beating him to Number 10 and the Prime Minister will never trust the Chancellor. After all, ...
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