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We Met The New Foreign Office Cat And Asked Him Five Important Questions

He doesn't think much of Donald Trump tbh.

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Named after the former prime minister and foreign secretary, Palmerston was recruited from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. He arrived there in March after being found wandering the streets of London.


When a photographer produced a piece of string, Palmerston was very eager to play. But, as he's a new senior member of the Foreign Office, we were keen to get his opinion on some of the most pressing foreign policy issues.

First footage of Palmerston, the foreign office's new cat. 😍

Question 3: Do you think Britain should stay in the EU?

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This time he sat up and listened. Government officials in the room said this was a sure sign he was in the Remain camp.

Question 4: Do you back independence for Catalonia from Spain?

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Palmerston went a bit wild at this one. He clearly has a strong opinion, although on which side it was hard to tell.

Emily Ashton is a senior political correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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