Steven Jones, a London market trader has stated today that he could manage to live on an income of £10,000 a week, quite easily, if he had to.
Mr Jones held a press conference today in which he said 'I realise that top politicians like Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne have certain responsibilities. The public expects them to dress smartly, entertain foreign dignitaries and drive an expensive car. Also, maintaining a home in central London cannot be cheap by anyone's standards'.
He continued 'In order to deliver the demands of public office, cabinet members have only a finite income and some would be tempted to get into debt. However, having learned to budget my £53 a week income frugally, I would avoid any temptation to run up arrears through booking foreign holidays and buying expensive computers and all that'.
Critics of Mr Jones however responded harshly to his statement. The Daily Mail has set up a campaign to get him to see if he can actually survive on ten grand per week and an online readers petition backing the campaign has already reached a million signatures.
David Cameron, speaking from his £4million mansion home commented 'Decent hard-working politicians like myself and George Osborne are the life blood of this country and this government supports upper class working families to try and better themselves and their families.