Food for Thought Government

Law of Inverse Relevance

“It’s the law of inverse relevance. The less you intend to do about something, the more you have to keep talking about it.”

– Sir Arnold Robinson (played by John Nettleton), Yes, Minister, “Open Government”

Yes, Minister still holds up, not only due to the excellent performances but the superb writing. It captured something timeless about the power play and interactions that go on when you put people into a government situation. If you’ve ever been on a committee, you’ll have seen something of relevance here.