In summer, its biggest sellers were the St Paul’s key rings and snowstorms. But after the announcement that protestors could stay till the New Year, chart toppers are likely to be the new organic muesli bars, large cigarette papers and novelty tent pegs in the shape of David Cameron. Other bestsellers include thick marker pens and guitar strings. Most controversially, though, St Paul’s branded condoms, the packets embellished with a picture of the newly popular Rowan Williams and the slogan “Oh come let us adore him”.
Gift shop manager Deacon Benjamin Stevens denies cashing in on what many see as a captive customer base. In between handing out five pound toilet tokens and tickets for tomorrow’s Billy Bragg “I’ve suffered for my music and now it’s your turn” gig, he said that even the Church of England had to help stimulate growth. Stevens has big ideas for Christmas gifts: "Wait till you see the new St Paul’s Lego protest set, with tiny water cannon and a newspaper vendor on a stretcher. And a couple of little clerics, one with a head wound. And the “My Little Boris” set, with authentic looking fluffy nylon hair that he appears to be pulling out all by himself! Real collectors' pieces. Get on our web site and have a look! It's a totally new strategy that shows total support for the crusties I mean protestors. And at the same time addresses the issue of lost revenues to the Boss.”