The authors of the account of the cat Larry - the main mouser at 10 Downing Street - proposed to choose him as the new Prime Minister of Great Britain. “The king asked me to be prime minister because this nonsense has been going on for long enough,” Larry wrote on his account after Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation. She stayed in office for only 45 days, becoming the anti-record holder for the duration of the premiership in the history of the country. During this time, Truss lost two key ministers, the support of the electorate and the parliamentary faction, her rating dropped to 15%.
The positions of the Mouser Cat of the building at 10 Downing Street have been around for several hundred years, court cats were started under Henry VIII. Larry took office in February 2011, he came to the residence of the British prime ministers from the Battersea Animal Shelter. Maintaining Larry now costs British subjects £100 a year.
In 2012, Larry the cat was fired for improper performance of his duties, as he caught only one mouse during his entire service. His position was taken by the cat Freya, which led two competitors to a personnel conflict. As a result, Larry decided not to be fired from his position, but to allow him to work with Freya, "so as not to hurt his feelings." In November 2014, Freya was relieved of her position as Chief Mouser and sent to the Kent countryside to recuperate after a car accident. The position of chief mouser was once again single-handedly taken over by Larry.
In 2013, Larry the cat caused a serious drop in the ratings of Prime Minister David Cameron, who was suspected of antipathy to the main mouser. Political commentator Matthew d'Ancona spoke about this hostility in his book "Together". As a result, a serious public campaign was launched in the UK to support Larry. The British government had to officially refute suspicions of Cameron's dislike for Larry.
In April 2016, they again tried to drag the chief mouser into the conflict by hiring a “new employee of Her Majesty’s diplomatic service” - the cat Palmerston, who settled in the building of the British Foreign Office on King Charles Street. Cats have repeatedly sorted things out on Downing Street, in October 2016, the guards had to separate two subjects of the British crown.
In his position as chief mouser, Larry had already met four British prime ministers. With Truss's predecessor, Boris Johnson, Larry worked for four years. On July 7, 2022, Boris Johnson announced that he resigned amid economic problems and a number of scandals related to parties during the pandemic.