I do hope that the MPs decide to vote the right way when they cast their final votes to set their own pay rates next week.
John Major made an appeal for restraint when he was PM and his loyal colleagues promptly went out and voted themselves a 26% increase.
So, ladies and gentlemen on the Labour benches - remember our comrades elsewhere in the public services and set the right example.
If the Tories want to put some more brass in their pockets, then let them vote with their bank managers. We should be different.