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May 19, 2010

‘Miaow, Prime Minister’: the bureaucats of Downing Street

As David Cameron prepares to move into No.10 Downing Street, a vastly more important British civil service post has yet to be filled: the resident Downing Street cat. It has strong historical significance.

Mel Campbell — Freelance journalist and critic

Mel Campbell

Freelance journalist and critic

As David Cameron prepares to move into No.10 Downing Street, a vastly more important British civil service post has yet to be filled. That, of course, is chief mouser to the cabinet office: the resident Downing Street cat.

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  1. drovers cat

    No wonder Brown lost office – Philistine. And I wonder why i never took to Cherie Blair – now i know.

  2. Meski

    But are they as foul-mouthed as Jasper?

  3. drovers cat

    dog#1: c’mon … a Jasper at No10 cartoon … with Cameron at home (oh joy …). Surely must be soooo tempting

  4. Meski

    A Jasper’s version of “around the world” – fixing all the world’s problems…

  5. Elan

    Cherie Blair knew full well that there was only room for one cat in No.10.

  6. Meski

    @Elan: Now that’s catty. 🙂

  7. Elan

    I agree. Cherie Blair’s dad is the well-known character actor Tony Booth.

    Tony marched in London against the Iraq invasion. He is the polar opposite to his daughter.

    She is more feline than any of the damned moggies around that place-and she had much sharper claws…..

    Mibloodyaow!

  8. acannon

    Clearly it is not just Australia that is secretly run by furry feline overlords!

  9. Sancho

    Great article from Campbell.

    I agree with Drover’s Dog about Cherie Blair. My distrust of her is borne out by her disliking cats in general.

  10. Sancho

    Drover’s Cat, rather.

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