Make the Cat Prime Minister

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The United Kingdom is in disarray. Have they considered putting 10 Downing Street’s resident mouser, Larry the Cat, in charge? Dunno, seems worth a shot.

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To be frank, I do not understand the first thing happening with British politics. I’m not sure anybody else does, either, including—perhaps especially?—Boris Johnson, who just lost his majority in Parliament, whatever that means for the Brexit disaster. But I bet Larry the Cat knows, since he has spent multiple administrations wandering through 10 Downing Street.

Here he is, “negotiating” with a pigeon:

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Here he is, interacting generously with the schoolchildren of Britain, i.e. the future:

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Refusing to make eye contact with Donald Trump:

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Here he is, dependably keeping watch as you sleep soundly:

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Look! I’m just saying you could do a lot worse!

Senior Editor, Attic Haunter, Jezebel

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mortal-dictata
Mortal Dictata

“Not every resident of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was happy to hear the news today that Larry has been elected Prime Minister.”

One of the thing’s I am enjoying rather snidely I must admit is watching the Splinter commenteriat remarking on the loss of majority about how ‘anyone who voted for Brexit is a racist White Nationalist’. Not just because of the fact nearly all immigration from the EU is White (meanwhile non-EU immigration to the UK is skewed towards BAME from the “New Commonwealth”) but also the fact several of the most left-wing trade unions (RMT for example (https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-sets-out-six-key-reasons-for-leaving-the-eu/)) and the Labour Leadership are all people who have favoured Brexit for decades, in particular that good British workers are being ruined by those bleurgh foreigners who work for next to nothing and also that the EU is an evil “Germanic Empire” that oppresses the working classes, yet they also say Labour and the trade unions would prevent Brexit...

So which is it Splinter, the DemSoc of the UK are racist xenophobes while the neoliberal Tory leadership (who at the time voted Remain) are the tolerant good guys or is the issue more complicated than simply shouting Nazi or racist at everyone?