Live green and die broke

Posted on September 2, 2008 

Live green and die broke

Forget about carbon offsetting and slashing your food miles – the eco-friendly lifestyle is a luxury most of us can no longer afford. Neil Tweedie reports.

It was difficult not to shed a tear for Nick Clegg last week. Times are hard, we know, but things must be really desperate down at the Clegg residence in Putney (estimated value £1.3 million).

The Liberal Democrat leader and his wife, a commercial lawyer, have had to stop shopping with the trendy online grocer Ocado, so strapped are they for the folding stuff.

A six-figure combined income might sound a lot, but according to Mr Clegg it doesn’t go far when you’re having Duchy Originals Root Vegetable Soup delivered straight to the door.

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