London - (Feline Mess): Shadow chancellor Alan Johnson has slammed LibDem/Con coalition pussies now resident in Downing Street as far worse than Mrs Thatcher's.
Launching a scathing tirade against the Cameron/Clegg regime Johnson said former No 10 rat catcher Humphrey's successor had been replaced by useless mousers preoccupied with minor grooming issues.
Ex-UK Prime Monster Mrs T famously brought in cuddly-looking Humph to soften a spine-chilling public image during her savage slash-and-burn economic program.
Her successor John Major saw nothing impurr-fect about the strategy and Humphrey's Downing Street reign continued unabated... until 1997 when Cherry Bush moved in.
Tony Blair was famously excoriated about the mog's sudden 'disappearance' during his first official EU summit.
Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi asked him during a televised debate: "Tony, why you shoot the cat?"
Shadow Home Secretary Ed 'Fur' Balls is 69.