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PM: MPs' pay rise 'unacceptable'

David Cameron has said he thinks it would be "simply unacceptable" for MPs to get a pay rise "at a time of public sector pay restraint". A proposed 11% rise would take MPs' standard salary to £74,000 by 2015.

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Deputy speaker: 'MPs should not vote on their own pay'

Commons deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle, a Labour MP, cautioned against interfering with the system that would decide MPs pay.

"I agree that MPs should not vote on their own pay," he told the Mail on Sunday.

"It should be left to an independent body. It's not in the gift of the party leaders."

Deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle. Credit: IAN NICHOLSON/PA Archive/Press Association Images

In July, Mr Miliband predicted that Ipsa would drop the significant rise, but added: "If this was to go ahead I wouldn't be accepting this pay rise."

Mr Clegg said then that it was the "worst time" to advocate a double-digit pay rise.

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