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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The Prime Minister is trying to 'wriggle out' of the televised debates, says Ed Miliband

David Cameron accused of trying to 'wriggle out' of TV debates

The Prime Minister wants the debates to take place before the final stages of the election campaign

Labour leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech on his party's plans for the NHS, in Sale, on Tuesday

Ed Miliband promises 10,000 more British nurses - to reduce reliance on foreigners

Labour leader denies it was trying to match Ukip among working class voters

Rich pensioners would keep winter fuel allowance under a Tory government

Conservatives accused of courting the “grey vote”

Letter from the Political Editor: With 100 days still to go how will Cameron, Miliband and Co. keep us all engaged?

Another Monday, another speech from David Cameron on the economy, for the third week running. Today, Ed Miliband will unveil Labour’s 10-year plan for – you guessed it—the NHS.

The Conservative party is ahead of Labour in the polls for the first time since 2011, with the NHS likely to matter more to people than the economy when they decide how to vote in the general election (EPA)

UK general election - 100 days to go: Miliband and Cameron neck and neck in fight for voters' trust on NHS

The NHS has risen to the top of voters’ concerns amid the winter crisis in accident and emergency departments

Despite the growing popularity of Ukip, a YouGov survey found that 43 per cent of people would vote to stay in the EU in a referendum (Getty)

British support for EU membership grows, despite Ukip popularity

A YouGov survey found that 43 per cent of people would vote to stay in the EU in a referendum, while 38 per cent would vote to leave

Ed Miliband has urged football clubs to pay the living wage

Ed Miliband: Premier League football clubs that pay their players millions can afford to pay employees the living wage

'Firms that can afford to pay multi-million pound salaries at the top need to explain why they will not pay the living wage to those at the bottom'

The Tories have extended their lead when people are asked whether they trust Mr Cameron or Mr Miliband to make the right decisions in the economy
The bottom 10 per cent of households with children have lost the most in both cash terms and proportionally than any other group from the Coalition’s decisions

Coalition's tax and benefits changes hit low income families harder than any other group

Middle-income, working-age households without children however are much less affected by benefit cuts than other group

The Churchill Prize is a £6,000 prize to cement Winston Churchill's legacy

Winston Churchill's grandson: The wartime leader was a founding father of the EU

Sir Nicholas Soames is today launching The Churchill Prize, a £6,000 prize to cement his grandfather's legacy as a founding father of the European Union

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Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
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Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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