Portillo experiences life on the edge

Portillo has experienced what most people’s working lives are like after
swapping places with a Liverpool single mother of four for a week for the
purposes of a television programme.

worked part-time in an Asda supermarket, looked after the children, and did the
shopping with a budget of just £80. The Tory MP admitted he the experience  was stressful and exhausted him.

programme, My Week In The Real World, will be screened on BBC2 later this year.

By Quentin Reade

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