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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Downing Street cat dies

The BBC report the very sad news that Chancellor Alistair Darling's cat, Sybil has died following a short illness.

They say that Sybil was named after the fictional hotelier Basil Fawlty's wife in the 1970s comedy show Fawlty Towers. She moved into the chancellor's Downing Street flat from the Darling family home in Edinburgh in 2007 but left six months later after failing to settle.

Back in November 2007 the Observer reported that she was receiving a large volume of letters from other cats, many enclosing photographs and with paw-prints at the bottom. She also had her own Facebook page.

Hat Tip: Liberal England
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