They might belong to the same political party, but the tabbies of number 10 and 11 Downing St are anything but cordial when they pass in the corridor.
A feline feud has exploded in British politics after a picture emerged of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's cat Freya dealing to Prime Minister David Cameron's cat Larry with a mean left hook.
Tweeted by Political Pictures, the picture shows visible animosity between the pair but the BBC has reported the office of the Prime Minister is denying the existence of any in-party feline fighting.
The PM's spokeswoman insisted the two tabbies were able to "co-exist".
She said she would not "get into commenting on the adventures of our feline friends".
Historically, there has often been tension between the two households, but Cameron and Osborne are one of the friendlier Prime Minister-Chancellor duos in recent times.
It is not Larry's first political gaffe. He was brought to Downing St from Battersea Dogs and Cats home earlier this year to deal to a large rat which was caught running outside the famous black door on television cameras.
But he was later snapped snoozing on the job.
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