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[23][24], In June 2012, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne was reunited with his long lost cat Freya, who moved into 11 Downing Street. 21 June 2011. Foreign Secretary, William Hague later asked that the barrier be taken down. [42], Larry's exploits and observations on life at Number 10 became the subject of a weekly cartoon in The Sunday Express drawn by cartoonist Ted Harrison. Created with Sketch. He is a brown-and-white tabby, believed to have been born in January 2007. We need to ask Champ and Major about this. The London Evening Standard reported that the cat had been selected by David Cameron and his family, from those at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Nevertheless, bookmakers Ladbrokes made Cameron the odds-on (1/2) favourite to leave Downing Street first, with Larry as the 6/4 outsider. Busy Mouser. Peter was succeeded by two more Peters and a Peta, who caused a rift in No 10 because of her lack of toilet training. Created with Sketch. @valerie345 bought 5 dreamies s. Larry, thank you for being a voice of reason ... you help this American get through her days. In 2011, Larry was banned from the Prime Minister's quarters in 10 Downing Street as his fur was ruining the Prime Minister's fresh suits. Adopted in 2011 from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Larry was brought to the Prime Minister's Office to combat a rodent problem. David Cameron has said that Larry is a "bit nervous" around men, speculating that, since Larry was a rescue cat, this may be due to negative experiences in his past. Larry is also happy to work for biscuits (literally), meaning that the PM's wages normally paid by the UK tax payer can be put towards something more useful like the NHS for exam In 2014, Osborne brought in a pet dog, Lola. … Coming from Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Larry arrived at the famous address back in 2011 when Downing Street staff chose him as a pet for the Cameron family. ★★★★â˜, .css-1snjdh1-IconContainer{display:none;height:0.875em;width:0.875em;vertical-align:-0.0625em;margin-right:0.25em;}How Joe Biden's ancestral Irish home is celebrating. After the Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson had acted illegally and lied to the Queen, Larry wanted to calm the nation’s fears. With many outgoing prime ministers in their final days often rewarding or knighting members of their loyal staff, perhaps a chance to repair the relationship still remains. He is the United Kingdom's "chief mouser" and … British Larry the Cat wants to join the Biden White House :) (Original post) steve2470: 10 min ago: OP: We need to ask Champ and Major about this. Johnson took office earlier this week, walking through the black front door of Number 10 Downing Street for the first time after setting out a desire to defy his critics over Brexit and bring a decisive new leadership style to Britain’s top job. Maria Trigo bought 5 dreamies s. Share. DBoon: 9 min ago #1: Response to steve2470 (Original post) Thu Jan 21, 2021, 04:03 PM. [6], Unlike his predecessors since 1929, Larry's upkeep is funded by the staff of 10 Downing Street. Despite the seemingly effective attack, the pigeon managed to fly off apparently unharmed after the brief scuffle. Their relationship is unlikely to have improved after Larry was tactically extracted by police before Mrs May's resignation speech amid fears he would upstage the departing PM. So how have previous PMs warmed to their four-legged civil servant over the years? Alex Horton. Larry the Cat granted a license to kill by Britain's PM Larry the Cat, a four-year-old tabby tasked with ridding the British Prime Minister's residence of rats, is settling into his new job. British Prime Minister David Cameron has made a major cabinet move: he fired his pet cat. [37] At one point in 2011, mice were so endemic in Downing Street that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, resorted to throwing a fork at one during a Cabinet dinner. [33] During the fight, Larry lost his collar, whilst Palmerston suffered from several deep scratches and a badly cut ear. On 14 February 2011, it was reported that a cat called "Larry" had been brought in to address the problem. Larry the cat is staying put; Larry barred from PM's flat; In fact, Larry was nearly fired in 2012 when Cameron spotted a mouse in his study and Larry failed to lift a paw or even wake up. [25] Freya was reported to be the more dominant cat and more effective mouser, reportedly because her days as a stray had "hardened" her. It says he is "contemplating a solution to the mouse occupancy of the house" and has told Downing Street that such a solution is still in the "tactical planning stage". 0:41. Social Sharing Cameron posted to Twitter saying that he and Larry got on "purr-fectly well". 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Larry the Cat @Number10cat I realise that some of you will find the video of me (almost) catching a pigeon distressing - the good people @Natures_Voice have put together this advice for cat owners: ... Thu Dec 24, 2020, 12:34 PM. The Chief Whip, Gavin Williamson, said that the cat would be called Cromwell. 10 Downing Street tabby cat, will stay on even as Prime Minister David Cameron, who brought him in to deal with a rodent problem in 2011, moves out. Busy Mouser. Larry the cat currently holds the official role of chief mouser to the Cabinet Office, a position that's said to date back hundreds of years. She did note there were parts of Number 10 where Larry "rules the roost" with certain seats he expects to sit on. Larry the Cat took up his position as Chief Mouser of Number 10 Downing Street in February 2011 - a year after the Camerons moved in. 26 Jul 2019. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home offered to negotiate a deal with Larry. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. [19][20] When Theresa May became Prime Minister in 2016, there were concerns that Larry was stressed and could be missing the Cameron family. Before Theresa May announced that she would be resigning as prime minister things had to be prepared outside 10 Downing Street. [15] In February 2013, a cat-proof barrier was erected to prevent Larry and his neighbour Freya from getting into the Foreign Office, after complaints from staff members with allergies. The Daily Telegraph suggested that Cameron never really liked cats but that spin doctors believed Larry could make the PM appear more friendly. No removal van needed for our Larry, his worldly goods are already there. Since 2011, the ‘Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office’, has, you guessed it, been chasing mice and rats away from the Prime Minister’s official residence. The Tory leader shared his first photos from inside his new office on Thursday, as he paid tribute to the resident cat, Larry, on World Cat Day. The longest-serving prime ministerial cat was Wilberforce, who was resident at No. LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested getting a dog for his Downing Street office to join current resident Larry the Cat. In significant moment in Anglo-American relations, Larry even allowed Barack Obama to stroke him during the presidential visit in 2011 with Mr Cameron later revealing Larry was "all right" with him. It's an official job that's been around for centuries to get rid of mice and insects at the residence but Larry is known to be disinterested in the job. mirror Larry was selected by former Conservative PM … [21][29] The Leader of the House commented that he hoped that Palmerston and Larry would establish a "modus vivendi". Chief Mousers in the past have overlapped, or been phased in – though the position can and has remained vacant for extended periods of time. Coming from Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Larry arrived at the famous address back in 2011 when Downing Street staff chose him as a pet for the Cameron family. LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron turned to a new recruit Tuesday to help fend off his foes – an ally armed with whiskers, claws and sharp teeth. Larry the cat picks on the PM's new dog, the Chancellor revealed. Larry the Downing Street cat under pressure after rat filmed scurrying past No 10. Rt Hon Theresa May MP: Larry the cat for Prime Minister. But her home was not No 10, but No 11 with Chancellor Alistair Darling. The lack of a feline presence in Gordon Brown's HQ raised questions, and Mr Brown's official spokesperson was forced to deny the PM and his wife had a problem with Sybil. Former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has described an internal Downing Street security door which requires microphone contact for access as being increasingly "not for security, but to keep the cats out from one end of the building to another". Larry the Cat will be staying, the government spokesman said wryly, adding that Ms. May would inherit the tabby, adopted from an animal shelter in … 2 Min Read By . Larry the … It's been speculated the Prime Minister is hoping to … B efore and after the election, he was seen trotting around … [4] However, the story was later revealed to be a hoax, and no such owner nor campaign existed. Video, How Joe Biden's ancestral Irish home is celebrating, New light shed on Darwin's 'abominable mystery', Trudeau conveys pipeline 'disappointment' to Biden, EU vaccine woes mount as new delays emerge, Iran's leader threatens to attack golfing Trump, security guards having to step in to rescue Palmerston in October 2016. Larry The Cat. Humphrey was succeeded for a short period by … The cat, well known as Number 10's official mouser, is 12-years-old and his antics have become well-known around Westminster. A cross-species special relationship or a classic case of feline indifference? Cameron mentioned that Barack Obama is an apparent exception to this fear: he said, "Funnily enough he liked Obama. Larry the Downing Street cat has again reassured Britain that he is now running the country. Send a Facebook message. Johnson is reportedly looking to get a dog too, but he'll have to find one that can get along with Larry. THIS is the hilarious moment Larry the Downing Street cat photobombed the news as he demanded to be let in to No10. LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested getting a dog for his Downing Street office to join current resident Larry the Cat. Larry the cat has been seen with his haunches raised, clearly uneasy around Palmerston. Much like the Queen, Larry has had to work with many a Prime Minister, including David Cameron and Theresa May. [5], The Downing Street website describes Larry's duties as "greeting guests to the house, inspecting security defences, and testing antique furniture for napping quality". Obama gave him a stroke and he was all right with Obama. [31][needs update], In September 2019, a new dog, Dilyn (owned by new prime minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds), came to stay at Downing Street. Larry, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, has been cat-napping on the job, reports the Daily Mail. [37] Larry was almost fired from his position in 2012, when he failed to react to a mouse spotted in Cameron's study. Shared on Facebook. Please Share. Your tweets are funny and you make a depressed person laugh. 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Larry The Cat For Prime Minister Nine Inch Fails... started this petition to THE HOUSE OF COMMONS Already a long time resident of Number 10 Downing Street, Larry would settle into the role of Prime Minister much quicker than any other candidate. Larry the cat currently holds the official role of chief mouser to the Cabinet Office, a position that's said to date back hundreds of years. This involves the placement of the lectern, all the necessary cables and audio equipment and making sure that Larry, the Downing Street cat was out of harm's way. [31] In September 2016, Lord Blencathra submitted a question in the House of Lords asking why the government did not pay for Larry's veterinary bill for an injury picked up in a fight against Palmerston, and whether the government would refund civil servants who paid for Larry's care. Reply to this post. Picture: PA Asked about Larry, Mr Javid admitted: "Larry is a bit territorial, I've got to say. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Hundreds detained at Navalny protests in Russia. Larry the cat has been seen with his haunches raised, clearly uneasy around Palmerston. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}As the new PM walks into Number 10 he will be greeted with applause by Downing Street staff - but there is one employee who is notoriously hard to impress. In December 2015, former Home Secretary, David Blunkett suggested that Larry should be asked to increase his responsibilities to include the Palace of Westminster, which at the time was being overrun by rodents. Before Larry took up occupation, black tabby Sybil - named after the Fawlty Towers character - briefly stalked the streets of Downing Street. [40], A picture gallery to celebrate Larry's first two years in office was produced by The Daily Telegraph. "Fur flies in the House of Lords as peer asks: 'Who pays for Larry the Cat? Larry the cat, the official resident cat of the Prime Minister, sits on the steps of 10 Downing Street. [11], In July 2015, George Osborne and Cabinet Office Minister Matt Hancock cornered a mouse in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's office, trapping it in a brown paper sandwich bag. The Camerons were said not to like Larry, amid suggestions that the pet was a public relations prop. His name is Larry — Larry the cat. "[17], In September 2013, tensions were reportedly growing between Cameron and Larry. The cute brown and white tabby who has now served under both May and David Cameron, having arrived in 2011 as chief mouser, was carried off just a few minutes before the PM emerged. But rumours circled the Westminster village when Humphrey suddenly left. After the Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson had acted illegally and lied to the Queen, Larry wanted to calm the nation’s fears. [7] Fund-raising events to pay for his food are believed to have included a quiz night for Downing Street staff held in the state rooms. Larry is a rescued stray cat from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home who was chosen by Downing Street staff. Probably one of the most famous pets in politics, Larry the Downing Street Cat is a stalwart of Number 10. Read about our approach to external linking. Larry was the first cat to hold the appointment since stalwart ratter Humphrey was retired in 1997. [32] Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen, the government's spokesman in the Lords, said: "The costs were met by staff through voluntary staff donations due to their affection for Larry. However, her own office chair was not one of them. The DU Lounge (Forum) … His name is Larry — Larry the cat. [3] In 2012, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home revealed that Larry's popularity had resulted in a surge of 15% more people adopting cats. [30] In July of that year, Palmerston entered Number 10 and had to be forcibly evicted by security staff. Cameron mentioned that Barack Obama is an apparent exception to this fear: he said, "Funnily enough he liked Obama. [9] On 28 August 2012, Larry made his first public killing, dropping his prey on the lawn in front of Number 10. Phillip Carter needs your help with “Rt Hon Theresa May MP: Larry the cat for Prime Minister”. [2] Larry was intended to be a pet for the children of David and Samantha Cameron, and was described by Downing Street sources as a "good ratter" and as having "a high chase-drive and hunting instinct". Larry was the first cat to hold the appointment since stalwart ratter Humphrey was retired in 1997. The incoming prime minister had to share his home with the veteran Humphrey, who had already been patrolling the corridors for eight years when the Blairs moved in. In April 2016, a new feline neighbour, Palmerston, moved into the Foreign Office. Send an email to friends; Tweet to your followers; Copy link Copied Copied share link. [22], In June 2019, in what was described in the press as a photobombing, Larry was visible on the window ledge outside Number 10 as Theresa May and her husband Philip May posed with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump at the start of Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom; he later sheltered from the rain under Trump's armoured Cadillac and could not be coaxed out, leading Jon Sopel of the BBC to tweet: "BREAKING: anti-Trump demonstrators fail to stop @realDonaldTrump motorcade, but @Number10cat does". Published. One element remains the same though: Larry the cat! In 2016, Palmerston—a black-and-white tuxedo cat named after 19th-century Prime Minister Lord Palmerston—was hired as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's Chief Mouser. ", On 1 August 2016, according to the political photographer Steve Beck, Larry had his "most brutal fight yet" with Palmerston on the steps of Number 10. [41], In 2012, Larry was visible on the Google Street View of Number 10, asleep next to the door. [38] In September 2012, Freya was appointed to share the role of Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office. ITV News reporter Lucy Manning paid a … "Sadly, I cannot take Larry with me - he belongs to the house and the staff love him very much, as do I.". Share. Already a long time resident of Number 10 Downing Street, Larry would settle into the role of Prime Minister much quicker than any other candidate. Larry the Downing St cat shunted by PM for being a uselss mouse catcher David Cameron has sacked Larry the Downing Street cat as No.10's chief mouse catcher. He's a good cat… .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. 02/15/2011 01:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017 'Chief Mouser,' Larry The Cat, Moves In With British Prime Minister David Cameron (VIDEO) DAVID STRINGER (Scroll down for video.) Trending petitions. Could the PM's new pooch mean goodbye to Larry the cat? The longest-serving prime ministerial cat was Wilberforce, who was resident at No. The press joked that the Chancellor of the Exchequer might take over the Chief Mouser position.[12]. Within a month of his arrival at Downing Street, anonymous sources described Larry as having "a distinct lack of killer instinct."[36]. The 12 year old tabby is the first cat … Larry, the Downing Street cat, sits outside the front door of 10 Downing Street, the official residence of Britain's Prime Minister, in London on September 2, 2019. [33], In August 2016, it emerged the Cabinet Office were considering also appointing another Chief Mouser to deal with their mouse problem. Chief Mouser Larry the cat sits in Downing Street sporting a union jack collar on October 12, 2017 in London, England. Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink. Hundreds detained at Navalny protests in Russia, How Joe Biden's ancestral Irish home is celebrating. Larry the cat's political review. Larry the cat sneaks into Number 10 ahead of PM Theresa May following London Bridge statement. Adopted in 2011, Larry the cat has become a fixture at 10 Downing Street. Larry, 12, declared: “Don’t worry, Britain. The then four-year-old arrived from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home - his mouse-catching skills honed from his time as a stray. B efore and after the election, he was seen trotting around … It's been speculated the Prime Minister is hoping to get a dog for 10 Downing Street. Larry was honoured with a blue plaque at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in October 2012. Obama gave him a stroke and he was all right with Obama." In November 2014, George Osborne's cat Freya was removed from Downing Street leaving Larry as the Chief Mouser. No removal van needed for our Larry, his worldly goods are already there. By Jack Maidment 18 Sep 2017, 4:44pm. In a 2016 interview with the Sunday Times, Theresa May said she was "very happy to see Larry", but hinted she was more of a dog person after growing up with them at home. One element remains the same though: Larry the cat! PM Boris Johnson in brutal Cabinet reshuffle Boris Johnson's entire reshuffle in full "Number 10 cat Larry loses collar in 'most brutal fight yet' with Foreign Office's Palmerston", "Will Larry cope with Dilyn in Downing Street? @booklampcorner bought a dreamies. LONDON, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Larry the Downing Street Cat, always a favorite of camera crews awaiting news outside the home of the British prime minister, found himself captivating the In his final Prime Minister's Questions before resigning, David Cameron quashed rumours he and the Downing Street cat did not get on by brandishing a picture of Larry curled up on his lap. Since 2011, the ‘Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office’, has, you guessed it, been chasing mice and rats away from the Prime Minister’s official residence. Larry the Downing Street cat AP This could be a cat-astrophe! Soon after he was taken in at Downing Street, a story ran in the press claiming that Larry was a lost cat and that the original owner had started a campaign to retrieve him. [13] The Labour Party has confirmed that in the event of a Labour government, Larry would remain as Chief Mouser. DBoon (17,619 posts) 1. Larry the Cat has the title Chief Mouser and has seen off two Prime Ministers Credit: Reuters Who is Larry the Cat and what is his role? 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