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A sudden eruption of outrage at 1922 committee

Michael Crick | 18:36 UK time, Wednesday, 8 December 2010

There was a sudden eruption of outrage at a meeting of the Conservative 1922 committee this afternoon over the new MPs body, Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

The subject wasn't even on the agenda, but MPs started expressing their anger almost spontaneously.

Their fire was directed at the leader of the House Sir George Young, from MPs complaining that they are losing thousands of pounds, many of them from the 2010 intake.

"The place suddenly went mad," one MP told me.

Among the two dozen or so who voiced their anger were Adam Afriyie and Nadine Dorries.

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