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The claws are out in Downing
Street: Cameron's Larry and
Osborne's Freya scrap for
supremacy on the
steps of No.10

Daily Mail [UK], by Matt Chorley

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/16/2012 5:20:58 PM

David Cameron and George Osborne have insisted they enjoy better relations in Downing Street that previous occupants of Number 10 and 11. But there was an angry confrontation between neighbours on the famous street this morning, with claws out while the police looked on indifferently. Fortunately the dawn battle was between Freya, the Chancellor's cat, and Larry, the PM's pet puss, who was seen scampering back into Number 10 to lick his wounds. Today the Prime Minister's official spokesman refused to get drawn into the cat fight. Relations between the two cats have been strained since Larry lost his place

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Can you imagine the scene when this assignment was given to Matt Chorley, who is the Mailonline Political Editor? It's wonderfully written, quite funny.

      


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