Ticks made on a checklist which are not worth the paper they are written on. Named after the Munich Agreement made in 1938 between Nazi Germany, Italy, France and Great Britain, which then British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain famously hailed as guaranteeing “Peace in our time”. Less than one year later World War II began.

Reporter: Even though you were warned for two years the railway crossing was an accident waiting to happen, you did nothing. Why?

Politician: That's not true. My department did a safety audit of the crossing that ticked all the boxes.

Reporter: But ten people have now died at the crossing, was your audit nothing but Munich ticks?

Politician: I’ll have to look into that.
by Dr Euan Mitchell May 24, 2006
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