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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A Ucas employee at the service’s clearing house call centre

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Iain Duncan-Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pension since 2010

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Acting leader Harriet Harman has failed to reassure the left-winger's opponents

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