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Clegg wouldn't accept pay rise

Nick Clegg has warned the public would not understand it if MPs were awarded a bumper pay rise. The Deputy Prime Minister said that he would not accept an award well in excess of the pay increases for other public sector workers.

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Cameron: 'Restraint' needed over MPs pay decision

The Prime Minister has urged the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) to "show restraint" amid reports that the body is considering a pay rise for MPs of around £7,500.

David Cameron said he did not know what the regulator would recommend but: "Whatever Ipsa recommends we can't see the cost of politics or Westminster going up."

Prime Minister David Cameron said the cost of Westminster should "go down". Credit: Press Association

"We should see the cost of Westminster go down. Anything would be unthinkable unless the cost of politics was frozen and cut, so I'll wait and see what Ipsa have to say.

"What I said to Ipsa was that restraint is necessary, he added.

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