The government announced a chink of light in the economic downturn, as burglars are reporting an increase in seasonal staff.
Boris Johnson pointed to the success of the December Burglary Apprenticeship Scheme, which finds work for a number of young people who would ordinarily be harassing people outside a mini-mart.
Johnson described the scheme as…a good news story in these otherwise difficult times.
‘Burglary is also good for the balaclava, and torch industry,’ said The Prime Minister.
‘Not forgetting that it oils the wheels of the Insurance companies – excellent all round,’ he added.