David Cameron has rejected a proposal for MP's to receive a 12% pay rise to around £74,000 a year.
Downing Street said the prime minister would tell the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority that the overall cost of politics should go down and MP's should not receive a pay rise while public sector workers face restraint.
The prospect of a pay hike comes while the expenses abuses are still being dealt with and is especially galling when the rest of the country is suffering austerity measures and public sector workers pay has been held down to a 1% increase.
I now wait to hear the first complaint about this from some greedy backbencher. Go on, i dare you.