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 rare shot of Clegg taking a stand on Cameron's right

David Cameron might prefer another Lib Dem coalition after all

The Tories are under pressure to split from their partners, but it could prove to be a mistake if there's another hung parliament

Ed Miliband has warned that fares could rocket by up to 5.6 per cent in January under the Coalition’s formula

Labour promises 'tough cap' on rail fares, but stops short of offering full freeze

A “tough cap” on rail fares would be imposed by an incoming Labour Government, Ed Miliband has pledged.

The 57 to 43 per cent margin is based on the latest six opinion polls and excludes “don’t knows”

Scottish independence: Salmond in need of poll boost from televised debate

Country is on course to vote No to independence in September's referendum

Margaret Hodge, the committee’s Labour chairman, said that there were

Civil service whistleblowers need more support and protection, MPs say

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.

Ofsted will issue a report that is expected to criticise some of the schools David Hoare plays a key role in

New Ofsted boss embarrassed by problems at his own academy chain

The new chairman of Ofsted faces the embarrassing prospect of seeing the struggling chain of academies at which he currently plays a key role criticised by the school standards body.

Emma Reynolds, shadow housing minister, claims the Tories have failed to build enough homes

Housing crisis will worsen under next Tory government, Labour claims

The average deposit for people buying a home will be £72,000 by 2020 if the Conservatives win another five years in power, the Labour Party will claim today.

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks

Damian McBride: Rebekah Brooks was 'the most powerful person in Britain'

Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of The Sun, was “the most powerful person in Britain”, according to one of  Gordon Brown’s closest aides.

Ed Miliband is an avid student of American politics

Why Labour’s ‘cost of living’ campaign is rooted in transatlantic experience

Both the party leader and Ed Balls are avid students of US politics – as their strategy for demonising the Conservatives suggests

Chancellor George Osborne, along with the Prime Minister, have been 'complacently claiming the economy is now fixed', according to shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

'Are you better off than four years ago?' Labour takes inspiration from former US President Ronald Reagan

Miliband and Balls seize on slump in wages to hone message used by ex-President

Labour is determined to make tuition fees a key election issue

Tuition fees could rise past £9,000 under new Government plans

Universities could be allowed to raise tuition fees above the £9,000-a-year ceiling in return for taking on student loan debts under a plan to be considered by ministers.

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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment