Venal & Grabbit welcome rise in divorce rate

I have received the following press release from Messrs. Venal & Grabbit, Solicitors:

London, 8th December 2011: Leading firm of divorce lawyers Venal & Grabbit have welcomed the rise in the number of divorces in England and Wales, as disclosed today by the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Senior Partner Edgar Venal said: "So much for all the doom-merchants who were predicting that the divorce rate would continue to fall. This will bring Christmas cheer for deserving divorce lawyers everywhere.

"And if the speculation that the rise is due to the effect of the present economic hardship on marriages is correct, then it just goes to show that the recession is not all bad news.

"Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to have my Bugatti Veyron gold-plated..."