Larry the Downing Street cat stole the spotlight once again today by taking shelter under Donald Trump's armoured limousine.. Larry, a brown and white tabby, was a stray when brought into Downing Street in 2011, during Prime Minister David Cameron’s time in office, to deter rats. Larry, the 10 Downing Street cat, sits on the cabinet table wearing a British Union Jack bow tie. He has served as “Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office” at 10 Downing Street since 2011, from the age of 4. View our online Press Pack. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Larry, bottom left, was seen on TV waiting outside No10, A police officer intervened to help Larry get in, Larry is Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). PA . The Chancellor has moved into Downing Street with his cavapoo Bailey, while the Prime Minister and his partner Carrie Symonds brought a rescue puppy to the street. Clive Bull How old is Larry the Cat? This morning, a… "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. He is listed on the U.K. government’s website as “Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office.” Viewers were distracted from the political update by the feline's antics. Larry the Downing Street cat picks on Boris Johnson's new dog Dylan, Sajid Javid has revealed. Larry has been "Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office" since 2011 and is cared for by No10 staff. 1am - 4am, 30 September 2019, 11:04 | Updated: 30 September 2019, 11:41. Larry the Downing Street cat plays with bunting in the garden of number 10 Downing Street in 2012 celebrating 60 years of The Queen's reign. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. This morning, Larry attacked a pigeon. BBC News, interview with David Cameron, Jun 2011: Downing Street cat Larry liked Obama says Cameron - includes video clip. Mr Javid told LBC that the two dogs get on very well, but Larry is not enjoying his new companions. THIS is the hilarious moment Larry the Downing Street cat photobombed the news as he demanded to be let in to No10. As journalists waited for a Brexit briefing outside 10 Downing Street in London, a street-level drama unfolded as a pigeon escaped the clutches of Larry the cat. Lauren Franklin posted a video to Twitter, saying: "Is there anything more British than this policeman knocking on No10 to let the cat in? Palmerston takes afternoon tea. 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Before being cared for at Battersea, Larry was a stray and was used to "fending for himself on the streets", a Downing Street spokesman previously said. View the profiles of people named Larry Downing Street Cat. "I was distracted by the cat for the entire segment.". We pay for your stories! Few will be enjoying the rain in London today, let alone Downing Street's chief mouser Larry the Cat. I love Larry the Cat. He is known for violent behaviour towards other cats including Palmerston, the Foreign Office moggy. His disdain for Boris Johnson, Brexit, and Trump is hilarious and sometimes sobering. 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. Larry the Downing Street cat was spotted relaxing outside No10 yesterday despite warnings that cats from infected households should be kept inside during the coronavirus lockdown.. I am Larry the Downing St Cat. Larry, the Downing Street cat, returns to talk about s as the eyes of the world are on London in view of the post-Brexit agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Daily Mail, Sep 2011: Larry the No 10 cat fails his first test as PM (prime mouser). Larry the cat today caught the attention of politics watchers awaiting an update on the post-Brexit trade deal as he pounced on a pigeon outside Downing Street. He's a good cat, but he does like to pick on the dogs. Larry is a cat who has served as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office at 10 Downing Street since 2011. By July 2016, when Theresa May became prime minister, he had developed a reputation of being "violent" in his interactions with other local mousers, especially the Foreign Office's much younger cat Palmerston. Larry ended up photobombing a news broadcast as he waited to be let in to the PM's official home. Close. One quipped: "The Downing Street cat is more interesting than waiting for that vote of bloody confidence.". Link to tweet I love when Larry gives "press conferences" at his little podium and the press are crouched down to film him. Now and again, the Prime Minister and I have been dog-sitters as well - well my kids have, let's be a bit more accurate. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Police have launched an inquiry after Larry the cat mysteriously disappeared from Downing Street. Speaking to Theo Usherwood on the two dogs, he said: "They're good mates. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Larry the cat today caught the attention of politics watchers awaiting an update on the post-Brexit trade deal as he pounced on a pigeon outside Downing Street. A visitor to Downing Street is scratched as she strokes Larry (Photo: Luke Dray/Getty Images) Battersea has jokingly offered “to act as negotiator between any new four-legged resident at … Larry the Downing Street cat attempts to catch a pigeon outside Number 10 in London. Do you have a story for The Sun Online politics team? Adorable Larry, who has become a global star, was last seen moments before Dominic Cummings left his post in Downing Street, clutching a large box. THIS is the hilarious moment Larry the Downing Street cat photobombed the news as he demanded to be let in to No10. Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. Number 10's chief … Larry the Downing Street Cat *almost* catches a pigeon. Larry was the first cat to hold the rat-catching portfolio since stalwart ratter Humphrey was retired in 1997. 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Official records, however, released into the public domain on 4 January 2005 as part of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 only date back to 3 June 1929, when A.E. Other web users said they were more interested in watching Larry than in following the ongoing political crisis. 24 talking about this. Before being cared for at Battersea, Larry was a stray and was used to “fending for himself on the streets”, a Downing Street spokesman previously said. A police officer guarding the Prime Minister's official home had to knock on the famous black door to summon someone to open it. The whole incident was caught on camera in the background of a Sky News live broadcast today. Getty Images. There is evidence of a cat in residence in the English government dating back to the reign of Henry VIII, when Cardinal Thomas Wolsey placed his cat by his side while acting in his judicial capacity as Lord Chancellor. British Prime Minister David Cameron is leaving 10 Downing Street to make way for Theresa May, but one resident is staying put: Larry the cat. Mr Cameron was actually responsible for bringing Larry to Downing Street in 2011. Getty Images. IMAGES ", Asked about Larry, Mr Javid admitted: "Larry is a bit territorial, I've got to say. Instead a member of No10 staff had to come and open it from the inside, allowing Larry to slip back in to the warmth. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. Who is Larry the Cat? Banham at the Treasury authorised the Office Keeper "to spend 1d a day from petty cashtowards the maintenance of an efficien… The door can't be opened from the outside because it has no handle. Larry was the first cat to hold the rat-catching portfolio since stalwart ratter Humphrey was retired in 1997. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Downing Street's Larry the Cat gets a helping hand from police. I live with David and Sam. Larry is a 13-year-old, brown-and-white tabby cat. The Chancellor has moved into Downing Street with his cavapoo Bailey, while the Prime Minister and his partner Carrie Symonds brought a rescue puppy to the street. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Larry the Downing Street cat has again reassured Britain that he is now running the country. Larry the Downing Street cat plays with bunting in the garden of number 10 Downing Street in 2012 celebrating 60 years of The Queen's reign. Larry, a famous cat who lives around 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Great Britain, is known as the “Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office. 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