"Most people would find it pretty extraordinary that [IPSA] would be recommending a large rise for MPs at a time when living standards in this country are under pressure," Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander told ITV News.
"I would still appeal to IPSA even at this late stage to recognise that the economic climate - the climate of pay for people in the public sector particularly - is one of continuing restraint and that same principle should be applied to MPs," he said.
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United in grief, the people of Manchester have come together in defiance to the suicide bomber who killed 22 people on Monday evening.
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A notably mild night, feeling close and stuffy.