All in this together? British MPs handed 10% pay rise

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MPs’ wages are set to rise from £67,000 to £74,000 – many times the national average – as it’s revealed that 60 of them went on a spending spree, buying up iPhones, iPads and personal computers before the general election.

The pay hike, which was opposed by both Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg during the coalition era, was revealed by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

The PM has not publicly reneged on his position, but reportedly lacks the power to change the ruling without first altering the law – a move which would anger backbenchers keen on the rise.

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