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The Day Thatcher Proposed Banning Economists


Margaret Thatcher, R.I.P.

Here, in 1984, Prime Minister Thatcher meets with Minister of Administrative Affairs Jim Hacker and Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, and discusses her proposal to abolish economists.

(This was actually a sketch written by Mrs. Thatcher, involving actors Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne, who were at that point starring in a television series, “Yes, Minister.” A few years later, they made a sequel series, “Yes, Prime Minister.”)

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