Cameron told his R5 audience that he favours a substantial increase in MPs' pay in return for them losing their controversial allowances. But Dave is hardly an uninterested party, is he?
The Wisdom of Crowds allows for far better decision making on this issue. If all the guesses at the weight of a pig are averaged, the result will be closer to the actual weight than individual guesses.
So open the issue up to the entire nation; let every voter pick a figure for a new MPs' basic salary after the abolition of all the 'allowances' including second homes, communications and the rest. Then average them. The result will be absolutely right.