Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said wage hike would "not reflect the reality" faced by people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Infection numbers have jumped among the young and the PM says the "reality" is an increase in mortality among vulnerable.
Vast swathes of the British public have ahead of them a painful collision with reality following the UK election result, journalist Tim Walker writes.
The Conservatives, Lib Dems, Labour, Brexit Party and just about everyone else is guilty of at least one of these.
The prime minister warns that UK's £39bn divorce bill to Brussels would 'no longer' be owed.
Rather than accepting complex reality, tech giants are keen to try and prove social issues can be solved almost overnight
That's the view of the social media nay-sayers, and of course, in many respects they're correct. But that's obviously not all that social media is about. It opens doors to new experiences, knowledge, new music, films and books.
A new video entitled 'Strange Beasts' has been doing the rounds on social media this week. Directed by Magali Barbé, the film purports to be a trailer for the next generation of augmented reality gaming -- but in actual fact, it is a short fictional work, and a commentary on the increasing encroachment of virtual reality and augmented reality upon our lives.
Yes, I know I shouldn't really be saying that but it's just when people die, I laugh now and it's not even funny. I know it's not funny, it's just that life feels like a joke.
I admit it, only the highlights of my day-to-day life have the privilege of gracing my Facebook page. With the constant fear of over-sharing my private life and boring my friends by vaguebooking plaguing my mind, I realised that I'm a culprit, too.