The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced his decision to adopt a stray mouse, which has been causing nuisance in the Clegg household for several months. The move is said to be inspired by Prime Minister Cameron's act of philanthropy in adopting 'Larry the cat' from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home earlier this year. When questioned Mr Clegg stated: “My wife and I took the decision to adopt Mickey after we found him in the top cupboard a week ago. My wife instantly took a liking to him, and we made the choice to take him in as our own.”
'Mickey' is to become a regular addition to the Clegg household, alongside their three sons.
Although Mickey is to move into the Clegg residence, the Deputy PM insists that “regular political correspondence” between Larry and Mickey is essential, and is adamant that the two pets meet. Thriving speculation surrounds how Larry and Mickey will get along, but Mr Clegg has assured the press that “Mickey and Larry will find a way to work together, in a harmonious manner, providing each of them is willing make compromises where necessary”.
Whilst Larry is self-confessed Conservative, Mickey's political persuasion is unknown, but Mr Clegg has emphasised that “whether Mickey chooses to follow David and I, or take a more liberal approach is unimportant, but what is paramount here, is that he is willing to successfully adapt to this radical new government”.
Mickey's first move in parliament is to concern cheese taxation. It is believed Mickey will opt to radically lower the current tax on cheese, after personally signing the Fairer Cheese Pledge. This move is in direct opposition with the political manoeuvres of Larry the cat, who is said to have sided with the decision to “impose a the higher cheese tax, which will vastly benefit the squeezed upper class”. Whether Mickey slices the cheese tax, or lets Larry get the upper-hand is yet to be seen; when questioned directly about his intentions at a recent press conference, Mickey uttered an indiscernible high-pitched cry and scuttled through a hole in the skirting board.