My solution to the calls from some MPs for a pay increase from £60k to £100k:
give them the pay increase but cut the number of MPs to 388 so the total bill remains the same.
This would still be more than enough members to provide ministers and opposition front benches and would guarantee that every remaining backbencher had a meaningful scrutiny role on a select committee.
The US manages with 435 Congressmen and 100 senators for a population 5 times larger than us.
Independent salary review bodies have consistently given Directly Elected Mayors more pay than backbench MPs because of the executive powers and management role they have, so let's see council leaders rewarded properly across the country and some of our surplus legislators encouraged to go back into their communities and run the local council.
Just an idea, what do people think?