Yes, Prime Minister1986

Genre: Comedy
When MP James Hacker's party takes control of the government, the clueless politician finds himself serving as Minister of Administrative Affairs. His staff is of two minds about the new head - Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley is sympathe… more »

Jim Hacker:
But me no buts, Bernard. Shakespeare.

Bernard Woolley:
Oh no, Prime Minister. "But me no buts" is circa 1820. Mrs Centlivre used the phrase in 1708, but actually it was Scott's employment of it in 'The Antiquary' in 1816 which made it fashionable.

Jim Hacker:
Shall we keep to the point please, Bernard?

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