Theresa May is laughing at us all.

How nice to see that some people have been doing very well in the midst of austerity – the people who imposed it on the rest of us.

An £11,000 pay rise in three years. Most of us can only dream of that.

Boris Johnson would call it chickenfeed, of course.

MPs – especially Tory MPs – live in a different world. They really do.

MPs are getting a 1.8% boost in their salaries from next month. This will take their basic salary to £77,379, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has confirmed.

This follows a 1.4% rise in their basic salary in 2017 and 1.3% rise in 2016. In 2015, they enjoyed a big boost in pay from £67,000 to £74,000.

This means their pay will have risen by nearly £11,000 in just three years.

Source: MPs’ pay to rise to £77,379 from next month

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