News of an expected pay rise for MPs has come as the NHS faces another wave of strikes over salaries.
The award will take their salary to £86,584.
"These Downing Street Christmas parties must be LIT if they're worth constantly bringing down their own government."
Cabinet minister previously claimed that nurses' pay demands were "remarkably high".
Ministers had indicated they supported the move following the Owen Paterson sleaze row.
The 2.7 per cent increase means their pay will go up by more than £2,000 a year from April 1.
"Half of Parliament seems to have become a delinquent kindergarten!"
Tory MPs such as Iain Duncan Smith and Geoffrey Cox are in hot water after taking lucrative second jobs.
Prime minister refuses to follow Labour in saying MPs should not take inflation-busting £3,300 pay rise amid Covid.
MPs will receive a 2.8% pay rise next month, taking their basic salary to £79,468. This follows an increase of 1.8% in 2018. We asked people in Halifax if they thought MPs deserve the wage boost.