Yes, Prime Minister (2013)

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Yes Minister is a satirical British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn that was first transmitted by BBC Television between 1980 and 1984, split over three seven-episode series. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, ran from 1986 to 1988. In total there were 38 episodes, of which all but one lasted half an hour.

Episode 6

Hacker: Meanwhile, we have a crisis.
Bernard: A moral crisis.
Hacker: A survival crisis, which is much more serious. I have to survive this weekend and stay in power. If I don't, I can't do all the things that the people elected me to do. The health service, schools, all that crap! I have a moral obligation to do whatever is necessary to stay in power.
Bernard: I'm not sure the end justifies the means. Look where that philosophy leads. Stalin wanted all the farms in the Ukraine collectivised. He thought there'd be more food. The peasant farmers opposed him, so he ordered all five million of them to be killed.
Hacker: Actually, if you kill five million people, there is more food.
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