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MPs' pay rise: Nick Clegg leads calls to reject increase

1 July 2013 Last updated at 19:01 BST

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the public would find it "impossible to understand" why MPs should get a pay rise of up to ten thousand pounds.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority is expected to say backbench MPs' £66,000 salaries should increase to more than £70,000 from the election.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said such a plan would be "unthinkable".

Nick Robinson reports.

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