It would appear another scandal is rocking the British Prime Minister’s residence of No. 10 Downing Street. Those who are outraged are asking for PM David Cameron to call for an immediate resignation while others are insisting on patience. What is all the fuss about? Apparently the British Prime Mouser isn’t fulfilling his duties.
Larry, the resident mouser at No. 10, may be slacking off in his chores after a uninvited mouse made an appearance at a recent government dinner. The BBC has been all over this story and has made an official inquiry into the incident.
According to the BBC, the services of Larry, a four-year-old domestic shorthair, were called upon last spring after a large rat was seen running past the door of No. 10 during a live television broadcast. Larry, who came from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home last June, was reported to have “a high chase-drive and hunting instinct.” Soon enough, the BBC verified that three mice had been caught and the PM reported that Larry “was a good mouser.”
It’s been 10 years since the No. 10 residence has had an official mouser. The last was Humphrey, who left in 1997 soon after Tony Blair arrived.
As for this recent scandal, the Cameron government is supportive of Larry’s past performance and committed to keeping him for the future. A Cameron spokesperson confirmed that Larry would not be resigning from his post.
“Larry brings a lot of pleasure to a lot of people,” said the spokesperson.
Also fact-checked by the BBC, Larry is not a taxpayer-funded government employee. Until recently Larry’s expenses were covered by the PM’s staff out of their own pockets. That changed when a fundraiser was held at the house back in September to cover the cost of Larry’s upkeep.
For more information on this breaking scandal, visit the BBC UK Politics webpage or Yahoo News webpage The Sideshow.
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