Political Rats Must Die!

Hello Folks,

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If I told you that there are rats in Number 10 Downing street, then you would be assuming that I am describing our own politicians.

But, in this particular instance you would be wrong.

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Although normally thought of as a feature of the worst slums and sewers, some rats are minded to dwell only in the beat of residences.

Like the Prime Minister’s house for instance.

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This particular rodent problem was first spotted when a rat was first seen sneaking across the doorway of Number 10 during a BBC News broadcast.
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That was almost as good as James Naughtie’s mistake on on BBC Radio 4.

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Obviously that particular rat had it’s beady eye on Hollywood fame, because he was next seen a few days later  on a similar occasion when Lucy Manning of ITN News was doing a report about phone tapping.
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This problem was obviously caused by fact of  Humphrey The Cat’s retirement from his mousing appointment in about 1997.

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He had been conscientiously keeping the Prime Minister‘s house free from rodents since he took up his duties in 1988.

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He was intimate with Tony Blair, John Major, and the one and only Margaret Thatcher.

Quite an impressive political career.

Not bad for a former stray!

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Well, now there is a new rat-catcher installed, to deal with the new ‘furry problem’.

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This new appointee was also a stray, who was formerly a resident of the Battersea Cat And Dog Home.

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He arrived a few days ago, to begin his urgent official duties.
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I expect that strays are always chosen because they are often well-versed in catching live rodents for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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He is called Larry, and he has Superstar attitude, causing consternation when he was irritated enough to scratch reporters who were trying to get too friendly with him.

He is probably the most interesting and popular political appointee of his time.

We wish him well.

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I have just had a thought, when Larry kills his first rodent and presents it enthusiastically to his new owners, it might turn out to be full of circuitry and microphones….because the rats all turn out to be cunning foreign spy rat plants.

You know what they say about hiding in plain sight!

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