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Submitted by myth (Germany), May 31, 2012 at 04:05

is the title of an episode of the 1980ies comedy series "Yes Minister". In it a crisis evolves around a hospital that has been in place for 15months. It does not have any patients nor medical staff. It does however employ 500 administrative workers. In the end the hospital's beds are occupied by people who are not quite patients. The subject also advances the career of some senior administrators.

UNRWA compares perfectly. Is its main purpose to provide jobs for administrators? Or is it to push political issues under the banner of the "compassionate society"?


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