Andrew Grice

Andrew Grice has been Political Editor of The Independent since 1998. He was previously Political Editor of The Sunday Times, where he worked for 10 years, and he has been a Westminster-based journalist since 1982. His column, Inside Politics, appears in The Independent each Saturday.

The Lib Dems need Labour to split – Labour needs them to recover

There is no sign of Labour defections to the Lib Dems or of a breakaway by Corbyn’s Labour critics, who would be natural allies of the Lib Dems. Farron can’t say it, but he probably needs Labour to split to give his party’s attempted revival booster rockets

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