The new No 10 cat, engaged to deal with the rat problem at the address is worried about his image, sources close to the Prime Minister revealed today.
'Larry is not a lamb' explained Cameron's new Communications Officer 'but he is beginning to look like one and everyone here is worried.'
However Cameron has been having discussions with George Osborne next door, who also has rat problems. Osborne can borrow Larry two days a week. Cameron has pointed out that the sharing of Larry is an example to local authorities, wasting millions on astronomical salaries, who could link up together just he does with Ossie over Larry.
Unfortunately Larry has yet to catch a rat, let alone a mouse.
Plans to drop Larry from the wage bill have been rumoured but he is negotiating with residents of Mulberry Mews for another job.
A draft of Larry's resignation letter has come to our notice and it will be unwelcome reading for residents of Downing Street.
'Rats to Downing Street and their sham economies' it bleats.
All the cats in the vicinity have said it has only been recently that rats have appeared in Downing Street when they were dislodged from Parliament, nearby. This came about because of raids on dustbins by investigative journalists who removed all the titbits the rats had been enjoying.