Gove says expenses watchdog can 'stick' MPs' pay rise

The Education secretary Michael Gove has said the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority can "stick" their proposed pay rise for MPs.

Mr Gove called ISPA a "silly organisation", and insisted MPs and minsters are paid enough already.

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MPs' pay set to rise to £74,000

The MPs' expenses watchdog, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, has recommended that MPs' salaries should be increased by £6,000 to £74,000 in 2015. But they face restrictions on their expenses and pension schemes.