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 donation is believed to be the biggest yet from the former Prime Minister

Tony Blair gives £106,000 to Labour’s election campaign

Tony Blair has donated £106,000 to the Labour Party by giving £1,000 each to the local campaigns in its 106 target seats.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage: 'There is no U-turn, there is a change of emphasis'

Ukip U-turn on 50,000-a-year immigration cap

Mr Farage announced the party would not set an "arbitrary target"

Peter Hain, the former Cabinet Office minister

Peter Hain interview: Green Party surge could keep David Cameron in power

"Labour supporters need to vote Labour or they will get five more years of austerity"

A new report reveals that five million British workers earn less than living wage

Most UK care workers earn under the living wage

Resolution Foundation calls on government to improve care with higher wages

David Lammy’s report said half of burglary victims did not hear back from police

David Lammy: Police ‘turning blind eye to property crime’

David Lammy’s report said half of burglary victims did not hear back from police

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats, Ed Miliband, Labour, and David Cameron, Conservatives

UK could become a 'permanently divided nation' without cross-party plan to combat poverty

Government advisers warn of a 'postcode lottery' in whether people can improve their life chances through education and work

While about £7bn has been cut from working age benefits by the Coalition, spending on pensioners has risen by a similar amount, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Speaking in Leeds, Mr Miliband disclosed that higher earning graduates would pay a slightly higher rate of interest  on their loans – 4 per cent instead of 3 per cent

Miliband announces tax relief reductions on higher earner pensions to pay for tuition fee cuts

The Labour leader said the cap on fees in England would be cut by a third in September 2016 at an annual cost of £2.7bn if his party wins this May’s election

The Labour leader will argue that the trebling of fees in 2012 will saddle graduates with an average of £44,000 of debt

Ed Miliband pledges to cut university tuition fees – by £3,000

The Labour leader will argue that the trebling of fees in 2012 will saddle graduates with an average of £44,000 of debt

On the ropes: Net migration is now at its highest level for nine years and 54,000 higher than when the Coalition was formed

David Cameron: We can still cut immigration to below 100,000 a year

The Prime Minister will make the pledge despite the fact that net migration is now at its highest level for nine years

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Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
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What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
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Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
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Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
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Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
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Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
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Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
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My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
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Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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