For a bit of light relief on a rather drab Monday morning, we thought we'd post a classic exchange between Yes Minister's Sir Humphrey and Bernard Woolley to put a smile on everyone's faces!

Sir Humphrey: Now go in there and inform me of their conversation.
Bernard Woolley: I'm not sure I can do that, Sir Humphrey. It might be confidential.
Sir Humphrey: Bernard, the matter at issue is the defence of the realm and the stability of the government.
Bernard Woolley: But you only need to know things on a need-to-know basis.
Sir Humphrey: I need to know everything! How else can I judge whether or not I need to know it?
Bernard Woolley: So that means you need to know things even when you don't need to know. You need to know them not because you need to know them, but because you need to know whether or not you need to know. And if you don't need to know you still need to know, so that you know there is no need to know.

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