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.
28 August 2014 07:32 PM
Senior Conservatives fear that more of their MPs will defect to Ukip after Douglas Carswell stunned Westminster by jumping ship to Nigel Farage’s anti-EU party.
28 August 2014 04:11 PM
The Conservatives were plunged into turmoil over Europe today when Douglas Carswell, one of their Eurosceptic MPs, dramatically defected to Ukip.
28 August 2014 11:23 AM
Clacton MP has often rebelled from Conservative Party on European issues
28 August 2014 12:00 AM
A “cosy club” of people educated at private schools and Oxbridge still dominates politics, the judiciary and media, and locks out talented people from more modest backgrounds, according to Government advisers.
26 August 2014 06:59 PM
It will be a crucial appointment as Mr Cameron tries to win concessions for Britain before the in/out referendum on EU membership he has promised in 2017
26 August 2014 05:25 PM
69 suspected extremists have been arrested so far this year
01 August 2014 06:22 PM
The Tories are under pressure to split from their partners, but it could prove to be a mistake if there's another hung parliament
01 August 2014 06:07 PM
A “tough cap” on rail fares would be imposed by an incoming Labour Government, Ed Miliband has pledged.
01 August 2014 08:15 AM
Country is on course to vote No to independence in September's referendum
01 August 2014 12:00 AM
The treatment of whistleblowers who expose problems in public services is “shocking” because they face victimisation, according to an inquiry by MPs which reports today.
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