A CONSERVATIVE MP is getting an understanding of what Brexit will be like for the nation by continuing to be incredibly rich.
For a Channel 4 programme, Norman Steele is spending a challenging week living on fractionally less than his usual vast income.
He said: “People say wealthy Brexiters won’t be affected by Brexit, but one of the companies I have a bullshit directorship with could go under. That’s £35,000 for six days’ work gone just like that.
“Living in extreme relative poverty is terrible. There are holes in the roof and I can’t afford to fix them. Those poor ducks in the floating duck house in the moat of my mansion.
“The experiment has really opened my eyes to ordinary people’s lives. I tried economising by drinking £9 wine but it was so disgusting I got straight on the phone to my wine merchant and gave it to the dog.”
On the programme an emotional Steele confesses he would have “gone under” without his MP’s salary, expenses, consultancies, share portfolio and inherited wealth of £25 million, which he describes as “a total lifesaver”.
He added: “It’s been tough but I’m surviving so anyone not in favour of a no-deal Brexit is just a silly crybaby.”