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Barker's hot dog

Barker's hot dog

Things are getting heated at the Department for Energy and Climate Change, where Minister Greg is not the only Barker in residence.

The dog-loving Minister has sparked protests from his colleagues by using the department’s microwave to heat a cushion belonging to his dachshund Otto. Some refused to use the oven because of hygiene concerns.

Sources suggest that the problem was resolved after a quick word from a permanent secretary. Dot presumes Mr Barker will be kept on a short leash in the future.