Funnyman Billy Connolly has offered world leaders a solution to the twin evils of world hunger and over-population - cannibalism.

The Scottish MRS BROWN star thinks everyone in the world should eat prisoners and the homeless to help solve the globe's biggest problems.

The comic jokes, "People were saying there's not enough food and too many people. Cannibalism is obviously the answer. If we ate one person each, the problem would be halted overnight.

"People of different nations might taste different. You could eat the unemployed, eat prisoners - no problem. Eat the homeless.

"If you can't just eat one, they'll take you to an Asian country where there's plenty to go around."

28/11/2003 19:35