RIP Trussonomics September 23rd 2022 – October 17th 2022

A TEARFUL public is paying its respects to the untimely departure of Trussonomics, which died earlier today.

Trussonomics, also known as ‘the mini-budget’ and ‘the fiscal event’, passed away peacefully at the age of 24 days in its central London home at around 11.30am.

It will be lovingly remembered by its mother Liz, father Kwasi, unhinged ideologues at the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, and anyone mortgage-free earning over £150,000.

Street sweeper Wayne Hayes said: “It’s dead? You’re joking. Seriously? God, the good ones get taken too soon.

“I’ll never forget how it lifted the whole nation. We were cheering in the streets at policies like abolishing the top rate of tax, unshackling bankers’ bonuses, huge cuts in corporation tax. Finally, something for the little guy.

“Sadly Trussonomics proved too pure for this world. Exposed to the bullying of the Bank of England and its mates in the money markets, it sickened like ET in the film. We shall not see its likes again.”

Laying a rose outside Number 11, Susan Traherne said: “This is the JFK moment for younger generations. People will forever remember where they were when they heard the tragic news that Jeremy Hunt abolished tax-free shopping for non-UK visitors.

“Do we get a bank holiday out of this? To mourn?”

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