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The subject of today’s Prime Minister’s questions was pay. Wages. Money in your pocket. The first exchange between leaders was, in a somewhat unusual twist, about their own pay. Miliband demanded to know why the Prime Minister had not immediately sat on the proposed 11 per cent pay rise that IPSA had said should be granted to MPs. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority recommended the pay rise, only to be met with a volley of protest from the beneficiaries of the proposal. At today’s session it became clear that neither leader wanted the pay rise, recognising it to be the…

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