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.

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Liz Kendall faces opposition from many within the Labour Party to ‘English votes for English laws’

Liz Kendall urges Labour to embrace 'English votes for English laws'

Leadership candidate tells party 'there must be a stronger voice for England'

Greek tragedy casts a dark cloud over George Osborne's first Conservative-only Budget

Inside Westminster: The chancellor will try to turn the latest twists to his advantage

State benefits paid to thousands of sick and disabled could be cut by £30 a week

Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts

The move would be controversial because David Cameron and George Osborne have promised to protect the most vulnerable

More and more young people are being forced to leave their communities, and not through choice

Unaffordable housing forcing a generation of young people out of their home towns, Cabinet minister admits

'In many parts of our country it has become normal for young people to leave, though not out of choice'

Both Heathrow and Gatwick, pictured, have supporters in high places

Airport report on expansion of Heathrow or Gatwick fails to settle debate after long delays

But it is likely to keep alive the option of building a second runway at Gatwick

Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall speaks in Canary Wharf, London

Liz Kendall: Labour should promise a budget surplus to regain voters' trust

The shadow Care Minister faced accusations from rival camps of being 'Tory-lite' after she echoed George Osborne’s plan

Andy Burnham: 'It is my intention to have a separate ‘Labour Yes’ campaign'

Andy Burnham: Upfront fees for workers who go to employment tribunals should be scrapped

The fees of up to £1,200 were introduced in 2013 after business complained about frivolous claims

David Cameron rejected pressure from Conservative Eurosceptics to disclose what would make him urge the British people to vote to leave the European Union in the referendum to be held by 2017

EU referendum: David Cameron 'optimistic' over European Union concessions – but refuses to spell out demands

Cameron is optimistic he can successfully negotiate a new deal for the UK after EU leaders formally opened talks on 'the British question' in Brussels

David Cameron gives a statement over the situation in Tunisia to the House of Commons in London
David Cameron has promised an in/out referendum by 2017, though it could be held in October next year

David Cameron is keeping his cards close to his chest over Europe – with good reason

Inside Westminster: The referendum could prove the PM's s toughest battle yet

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'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

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The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
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10 best statement lightbulbs

Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
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Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
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Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test
Tour de France 2015: Twins Simon and Adam Yates have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Twins have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Yates brothers will target the steepest sections in bid to win a stage in France
John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
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Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy