John Bishop jokes that upcoming panto has better economic policy than Liz Truss

John Bishop has suggested that the plot of his upcoming pantomime has a better economic policy than Liz Truss.

The comedian, who will star in Mother Goose alongside Sir Ian McKellen and Mel Giedroyc, joked that the Prime Minister was in touch about a golden egg laying hen that could solve her “financial problems”.

Panto tells the story of Mother Goose, played by Sir Ian, and her husband Vic, who live a healthy life running an animal sanctuary, before discovering the goose.

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Bishop will star in Mother Goose with Mel Giedroyc and Sir Ian McKellen (Yui Mok/PA)

Speaking on The One Show, Sir Ian said: “I’m Mother Goose and this is my (Bishop) house secretary.”

Bishop replied: “It’s like being a home secretary because it’s the story of Mother Goose, who finds a goose that lays golden eggs and solves all her financial problems.

“It’s clearly a better economic policy than Liz Truss figured it out.

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Bishop jokes that Liz Truss was in touch about a golden egg (House Of Commons/PA)

“So she got in touch and asked for the egg.”

“Don’t use all your material in this scheme,” Sir Ian scolded him.

It follows further economic turmoil for the Government after Kwasi Kwarteng was removed from the post of prime minister.

Mr Kwarteng was replaced by Jeremy Hunt, who on Monday reversed nearly all of the tax cuts his predecessor announced as he sought to calm financial markets after weeks of turmoil.

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