VOTE: Do MPs deserve a substantial payrise

Controversial recommendations have been made that MPs should receive an inflation-busting payrise of more than £6,000 a year.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has put forward the recommendation, which would see politicians’ annual salaries climb to £74,000 by 2015 — that’s almost a 10 per cent hike.

The advice comes at a time when workers in other sectors are battling through pay freezes as they fight, on a daily basis, against of the swingeing impact of the recession.

What do you think? Do MPs deserve a bulkier pay packet?

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