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Politicians in Britain mourn her favorite

March 21 2006
11:43

British TV regret to inform that "the country's political world mourns one of their favorites from Downing Street." As officials say the country residence of British prime minister has lost one of its long-lived for many years, symbolizing the constancy of British tradition - the cat Humphrey.

The one on which, by a secret government dossier, released in 2005, Tony Blair has written off his political setbacks in the early premiership. However, the British respectfully point out that award the post of Chief Parliamentary Myshelova cat played a key role in the political system in Britain.

For example, a well-deserved pitomitsa Russian President labrador Koni though is the object of attention and affection, but belonging to Mr Putin personally, it symbolizes his public activity. The same can be said about the crumbs Barney - beloved Scottish terrier Bush. While Humphrey, according to the British, for fifteen years, the most direct way to influence the policy of the Kingdom, while maintaining the proper course and remain completely independent.

Humphrey appeared in the Cabinet Office in October 1989. Year-old cat picked up on the street and brought to Downing Street to deal with mice bred in the building. In March 1992, published the first detailed account of the life and work of Humphrey. It provides, inter alia, stated that Humphrey - a workaholic, which is almost all their time conducting in the workplace, and stressed that the cat is not involved in any histories of criminal nature, related to sex or drugs.

For special merit and personal qualities, worthy of the public man, a pet has received a high rank and an annual salary of £ 100 from the royal treasury. The health and reputation of the government closely followed the cat was set specifically minister. Everything is as it should be.

Special respect fluffy MP won by Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Once when he was lost, "all the King's Men" was put on the ears. It was feared that he was killed. Londoners have calmed down only when Humphrey was found in the Westminster College of Medicine.

However, it was not without intrigue. After Downing Street, Tony Blair drove with his family, Humphrey was sent to "retire" and moved into the house of one of the government officials. According to rumors, the Parliamentary mouser not converged in opinion with the wife of new Prime Minister, Cherie Blair on some fundamental issues.

However, even after these events, Humphrey lost their positions. When a pet is lost from the prime minister's residence, members of the House of Commons was sent to Downing Street official requests, demanding to talk about the fate of the cat. Cherie Blair was accused of callousness, and the popularity of Tony Blair strongly shaken: after this incident for the Prime Minister entrenched "glory" henpecked.

The government was forced to even publish a special memorandum, which stated that Humphrey is in the Royal Army Hospital, where the treatment of renal failure and sent to retirement on health grounds. "We are authorized to state that the cat is now living in one of the capital's suburbs, where he was provided with proper care," - said the press service of prime minister. But only after a special photo shoot Humphrey in a new country house, the British public was granted.

Humphrey was on the original card of the cabinet. All those years that he lived in Downing Street, his image was splashed on all the Christmas cards, sent the Government Office. So last week that honored the British policy has left our mortal world. "I can confirm that Humphrey sadly died last week" - said on Monday an official representative of the residence of British prime minister, reports the BBC.

Parliamentary favorite place is still vacant. We note that the tradition of keeping a cat at the British court goes back to the XVI century, the reign of Henry VIII. According to rumors, Cherie Blair's attempts to attach this post to your favorite pussy still remain unsuccessful.

Maria Pavlikova

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