MPs are to be offered a pay rise to make up for a loss of income from expenses claims under plans drawn up by Gordon Brown to quell a growing back-bench rebellion.
It doesn\’t actually matter whether they should have a pay rise or not, whether they\’re paid properly already or not.
The voters simply won\’t wear it. It would be the political class committing public suicide.
They seem to have forgotten why they were given the generous expenses allowances in the first place: because the public wouldn\’t wear their getting a pay rise.