A new study has revealed the astonishing fact that there are now 3.9 million households in Britain where not one person works, and whose only income consists entirely of welfare benefits.
The study, which was undertaken by the Confederation of Disgraced & Corrupt Former Bankers, paints a bleak picture of life north of Watford. A source close to the study team told us, "In many ways it's the usual suspects again. The North East, the North West, Wales and Northern Ireland, whilst the South East carries on, blissfully unaware of any problem".
The source went on to say, "What has really surprised us this time is Liverpool. By our reckoning, one out of every three households are totally without work. The hardship and deprivation that this will cause is difficult to contemplate".
We attempted to interview one of the 'one out of three households', but a local man told us they were all out burgling the homes and stealing the cars of the two out of three households who were at work.