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The assassination of the country’s foreign minister in 2003 showed that security problems are recurring. Britain’s governors have not taken so relaxed an attitude, since in the past quarter-century attacks by the Irish Republican Army almost killed Margaret Thatcher and did kill three Conservative MPs. 2 Guarding against the risk of assassination A president or prime minister, by virtue of the ofﬁce, is especially vulnerable to assassination, as modern American history demonstrates. In response to the rise of technologically sophisticated international terrorism, British security ofﬁcials have looked to Washington for lessons about how an assassin could strike and what precautions could be taken.
Programmes are the tangible embodiment of policy commitments. Their basis in law makes them as permanent as the statute book as well as fundamentally different from the transitory pledge of a politician during an election campaign. A law remains in effect until it is repealed, and repeal happens relatively rarely. A law binds public ofﬁcials to organize activities to deliver beneﬁts under speciﬁed rules applicable to everyone who is entitled to claim a beneﬁt. In turn, this creates popular expectations that the programme will work, that is, deliver the beneﬁts to which people are entitled.
The incentives for a policymaker to do nothing are strong if a prospective difﬁculty will become serious only after he or she leaves ofﬁce. If discontent leads to public awareness of a problem, the immediate response of policymakers is to try to keep it within the loop, that is, to diagnose the problem in familiar terms and to ask familiar faces to apply a familiar remedy that has delivered satisfaction previously. If minor amendments can be made to reduce complaints, this can be trumpeted as a major achievement.