QOTD - UK TV Show on "Need to know"

Apparently the fact that you needed to know was not known at the time that the now known need to know was known, and therefore those that needed to advise and inform the Home Secretary perhaps felt that the information that he needed as to whether to inform the highest authority of the known information was not yet known and therefore there was no authority for the authority to be informed because the need to know was not at this time known or needed.
-- Derek Fowlds, playing the character of Bernard Woolley in the UK sitcom

Src: "Yes, Prime Minister" The Tangled Web (TV Episode 1988) - Quotes - IMDb

Side note: sometimes people in infosec take a very roundabout way to express what could otherwise be expressed in clear, simple terms.

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