Boris Johnson 'is getting a Downing Street dog' (and Larry doesn't sound happy)

Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Boris Johnson has replaced Theresa May as Prime Minister, following her resignation last month after Parliament repeatedly rejected the Brexit withdrawal agreement she struck with the European Union. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Mr Johnson is getting a dog to join Larry the Cat at Downing Street (AP)

Boris Johnson is getting a dog to accompany him in Downing Street.

Reports suggest the new Prime Minister will look to recruit a faithful hound as he battles the challenges facing him as Britain’s new leader.

Mr Johnson also declared a truce had been found between rival Whitehall cats Larry and Foreign Office moggy Palmerston.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Prime Minister Boris Johnson presides over his first Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street on July 25, 2019 in London, England. Britain's New Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, appointed his Cabinet yesterday evening with 17 of Theresa May's Ministers replaced. The number of Leave supporting Ministers doubled from six to 12 and 31 Ministers are now entitled to attend Cabinet. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Boris chose his cabinet - now he's choosing a faithful hound (GETTY)

Larry the Cat, who was introduced to Number 10 by David Cameron, is a popular public figure, often seen relaxing as delegates and politicians are whisked into the building.

But his nemesis Palmerston, who arrived in 2016, is an aggressive and efficient mouse catcher.

But Larry does not seem happy, with the popular feline’s Twitter account saying: “HELL NO”.

In other news, Mr Johnson’s plan to recruit 20,000 more police officers will begin within weeks.


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The recruitment of extra law enforcement officers was one of Mr Johnson’s Tory leadership campaign promises.

He said of his plans “As I said on the steps of Downing Street this week, my job as Prime Minister is to make our streets safer.”

Larry the cat sits outside 10 Downing Street in London on July 24, 2019. - Boris Johnson took charge as Britain's prime minister on Wednesday, on a mission to deliver Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Larry the cat may have a new friend joining him in Downing Street (AP)

The drive will start in September, with a view to completing the task during the next three years.

Immediately after taking office on Wednesday, Mr Johnson
chose his Cabinet, brutally axing top MPs to make way for Brexiteers.