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Old 10-18-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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In the UK there is a cat at 10 Downing Street, however it doesn't belong to the Prime Minister it is classed as a Civil Servant and Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office.

The current Chief Mouser is Larry.

Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office - Wikipedia

Previous to Larry the Chief Mouser was Freya, however Freya was retired to Kent, which was just as well as she had no time for Larry.

Freya (cat) - Wikipedia

Larry and Freya's Downing Street catfight | The Guardian

Whilst the Foreign Office have a cat called Palmerston, named after Lord Palmerston.

Foreign Office employs chief mouser, Palmerston the cat - BBC News

Larry and Palmerston the Downing Street cats have been fighting and people are saying it's a metaphor for Brexit - London Evening Standard

Larry is very popular in Britain and has his own twitter and instragram pages, although he some times has run in's with Palmerston the Foreign Office Cat, whilst things have been complicated further by Boris Johnson 's new rescue puppy, as well as the arrival of the Treasury's new mouser Gladstone.

Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) · Twitter

Boris Johnson's new rescue puppy moves into Downing Street - BBC News

Gladstone (cat) - Wikipedia


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Old 10-18-2019, 08:14 AM
 
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In his final speech to the House, former Prime Minister David Cameron, claimed that reports he didn't love Larry were inaccurate, and he produced a large blown up photograph of Larry sitting on his knee in Number 10 Downing Street.

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Old 10-18-2019, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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I think they should make the cat Prime Minister.

Is there any law in the UK that says the Prime Minister has to be a human?
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Old 10-18-2019, 08:47 AM
 
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I think they should make the cat Prime Minister.

Is there any law in the UK that says the Prime Minister has to be a human?


Larry is more popular than any politicia that I know.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:00 AM
 
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Once all governmental posts are filled by cats, world domination will be complete
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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Once all governmental posts are filled by cats, world domination will be complete
LOL can you imagine a Government of cats or cats ruling the world.

Iam really not sure that would be a good thing.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:15 AM
 
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More on Palmerston and Gladstone.

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Old 10-19-2019, 08:52 AM
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As to cats in Government and taking over...i love the idea, they couldn't make things much worse than hoomans. Yeah and replace all bad/stupid people with cats..yeah thats the ticket...
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:59 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Once all governmental posts are filled by cats, world domination will be complete
Maybe not as far-fetched as you think. They're evolving opposable thumbs as we speak (think polydactyl).
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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Maybe not as far-fetched as you think. They're evolving opposable thumbs as we speak (think polydactyl).
Once that happens, they will no longer need to keep us around to open the cans. I guess we better hope they will keep us for the chin scritches and the warms
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