Portillo experiences life on the edge

Michael
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.

Portillo
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.

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

By Quentin Reade

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