Absolutely superb comedy series. It is NOT a bloody documentary as so many are alluding to. It was written as a sitcom. Margaret Thatcher herself marvelled at these series and pointed to the staggering similarity between this and real politics. Essentially, through the annals of time, politicians, civil servants, whips, advisors etc etc have all been the same bunch of money grabbing, limelight seeking bunch of narcissists that we see today, yesterday, tomorrow. Until we get people in power who are genuinely interested in the plight of the common man this great island will continue to fall slowly into the abyss.