It is a shocking revelation that will amaze everyone: the cost of policing crime actually costs more than just letting criminals get away with it.
The annual cost of running the police force will be several times more than the cost of just letting people break the law.
Someone said: "Is this really value for money, when we could just let people get away with it? Why don't we just let everyone get away with it? It would cost less than having to try and stop people from doing this."
Inspired by this, which to be fair at least doesn't have a Taxpayers Alliance quote.