Larry the cat via his account on "Twitter": It's time to end this farce, expel Johnson
Britain's chief rat catcher, Larry the cat, has called on his Twitter account to expel Prime Minister Boris Johnson from Downing Street, amid the political crisis in the United Kingdom.
Larry was adopted from an orphanage and has worked in the British Prime Minister's residence since 2011. He has been able to serve as a chief mouser in three governments: under David Cameron and Theresa May and now under Boris Johnson.
Cats have lived in the residences of British rulers since the fifteenth century.
Since 1929 they have had official status and a salary of 100 pounds per year.
The most famous of them in the 20th century was the cat Humphrey, who was a mousetrap under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair.
Humphrey the cat died in 2008 at the age of 18.
The cat said on Twitter: "It's time to end this farce. I told the policeman outside that there is a settler living in my house and he must be expelled."
The government Mouser account has been around since February 2011.
As The Times noted on Wednesday, "a group of formerly loyal ministers have called on Johnson to step down," including Home Secretary Priti Patel and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
Earlier on Wednesday, British Housing Secretary Michael Gove urged Johnson to resign.
On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak and Health Minister Sajid Javid announced their resignations due to mistrust of Johnson and disagreement with his leadership styles.
A similar decision was reported by a number of other officials, including the UK Minister for Children and Families, Will Quince.
On Wednesday evening, Johnson fired his utilities minister, Michael Gove.
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