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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Ed Miliband has said that the UK

Ed Miliband attempts to take on Ukip – with toughened immigration policies

Labour leader promises immigration reform bill in his first year

The Prime Minister is under pressure from Tory MPs, who want a return to the previous system

Tory MPs want fixed parliamentary terms law repealed

Law was first introduced by the Coalition

Ballot papers are counted during the recent Clacton-On-Sea by-election

Electoral Commission unfit for purpose, claims think tank with links to Number 10

Policy Exchange claims electoral roll errors are up

The study found that the Conservatives would hit the bottom 10 per cent of the income ladder hardest if they retain power

Main parties are keeping voters in the dark about tax and spending plans, claims think tank

IPPR says parties need to be more transparent before the election

Prospective Conservative candidates Kelly Tolhurst and Anna Firth with party chairman Grant Shapps in Rochester this week

Poll: Tories on course for another humiliating defeat in Rochester by-election to Ukip

ComRes survey shows 13-point lead for defector Mark Reckless

Frank Field has accused Ed Miliband of taking Labour's traditional voters for granted

Former Labour minister Frank Field hits out at Ed Miliband for being soft on immigration

Exclusive: "Blue Labour" MP wants Miliband to take a lead from Ukip on border controls

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg meets pupils at Clapham Manor Primary School in south west London, last month

Nick Clegg launches bid to win teachers back to the Lib Dem fold

Deputy Prime Minister aims to rebuild appeal with public sector workers after Coalition cuts

Nick Clegg's party denied claims that the document was leaked deliberately

Lib Dem's general election 'red lines' leaked

Nick Clegg’s director of strategy photographed carrying party manifesto

The Prime Minister will soon unveil plans to restrict migration from other EU countries

Cutting EU immigration will backfire, say employers

Britain’s bosses have come out fighting for the country to remain in the European Union and warned that David Cameron’s plans to cut migration from the EU could backfire by damaging business.

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A Syrian general speaks

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‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

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History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
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Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
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11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
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Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
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The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain