David Cameron has made an important political move today, with the arrival of a new cat at 10 Downing Street. There are some 8m pet-cats in Britain, so it is important to appeal to the cat-owning classes. Personally, I date the calamatious decline in the popularity of Cherie Blair to her decision to get rid of the previous Downing Street cat, Humphrey. Although Mrs Blair later tried to recover by posing with Humphrey, with a fixed grin on her face, I think many British people marked her down as a bad lot from that point onwards. Read more
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