Know why David Cameron posted pic of 10 Downing Street cat on Twitter as 'proof' of his love for Larry

David Cameron`s last appearance in Parliament as British Prime Minister ended in a standing ovation after a bravura 36-minute performance.

Updated: Jul 13, 2016, 21:48 PM IST
Know why David Cameron posted pic of 10 Downing Street cat on Twitter as 'proof' of his love for Larry

London: David Cameron made his last appearance in Parliament as British Prime Minister on Wednesday, which ended in a standing ovation.

During his 36-minute 'performance', Cameron taunted his rivals, reflected on his legacy and confessed his love for the office cat.

He emphasised that he would miss Larry, the Downing Street cat who will be staying on in the PM`s residence.

During his exchanges with Jeremy Corbyn in the Commons, Cameron made reference to the Labour leader's cat called El Gato.

He said, "It gives me the opportunity to put a rumour to rest as well, even more serious than the Strictly Come Dancing one - you'll appreciate this because El Gato, your cat, is particularly famous - the rumour that I somehow don't love Larry. I do and I have photographic evidence to prove it."

He added, "Sadly I can't take Larry with me, he belongs to the house and the staff love him very much - as do I."

Later, he published a picture on Twitter of himself sitting with the cat in his lap with the caption 'proof'. 

Cameron's reactions comes after James Kirkup, the Telegraph's Executive Editor for Politics, published a comment piece describing the PM's affection for his cat as his 'worst lie'. 

Kirkup had written that anyone who had spoken privately to Cameron about Larry 'could sense the lack of affection'. He had added that the PM refers to Larry as 'it' and not 'he'.  

He had also said that Cameron was 'a dog person' and that Larry didn't live with the Camerons in their flat but was 'confined to the office complex downstairs, fed and tended by No. 10 staff.'

 

Kirkupa had further said that the cat was often asleep on a radiator in the main reception hall behind the black door.

"So here's an epitaph for Mr Cameron - A dog person who pretended to like cats," he had gone on to say.

Following are some photos of the cat: