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It seems odd that nobody made this connection earlier.

NHS workers recently went on strike after Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to implement a one per cent pay increase for 600,000 of them. He said it would cost an “unaffordable” £500 million.

Last month it was revealed that, between them, the UK’s 650 members of Parliament claimed more than £100 million in expenses during 2013-14 – nearly three times the basic MP salary, each.

If you do the maths, this means that, on average, MPs have been awarding themselves no less than 185 times the average pay rise demanded by the NHS workers, each.

Who do you think deserves the cash? Somebody who saves lives every day – or a selfish, grubby, greedy politician?

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