’A pile of fruit and lots of coffee. Now.’

After endorsements from both my editor in Toronto and Wells, I finally got around to watching The Thick of It, BBC’s political satire of four years ago (and now a major motion picture).

The first episode involves a cabinet minister being fired and his successor coming up with a new policy all on his own. Canadian viewers may find both such occurrences off-putting, but apparently things like this really do happen in other Western democracies.

Episode one, in three parts, here, here and here. Warning: Clips involve adult language and funny British sayings.