Current pressure on UK Cabinet member Iain Duncan Smith to try surviving on just £53 per week has been a talking point in newspapers, communities and tripe shops up and down the land this week.
Richard Kay, in the Daily Mail (4 April), reports former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik's view
that 'IDS' - as he is affectionately called - would have no trouble living on £53 a week and quotes him as saying: ‘While
half the Cabinet wouldn’t get out of bed for less than a salmon canape
and a good bottle of champagne, IDS would be happy with tripe and
onions and a glass of water.’
Well, we've got a challenge for Mr Duncan Smith, if he's up for it: can he live on tripe and onions and water for a week? If he supplies the water and onions, we'll supply the tripe.