Friday, 11 April 2003


The former Conservative defence secretary Micheal Portillo has decided to experience life as a supermarket checkout worker in Liverpool. He also has taken the repsonibility of caring for children (who were the offspring of the supermarket worker Mr. Portillo is replacing). Portillo is supposedly one of the more socially liberal Tory MP's. Even still I find it intriguing that he wishes to sample the life of one who is 'lesser off'. Is this what IDS means when he states that the Tories should 'help the vulnerable'? If so, Disraeli would be proud.