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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Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats, Ed Miliband, Labour, and David Cameron, Conservatives
David Cameron wrong-footed the Labour leader on Wednesday

Labour hit back at Tories over VAT freeze promise

Chancellor refused to rule out a VAT hike only 24 hours before Mr Cameron’s pledge

The best teachers should get a 25 per cent pay rise to work in disadvantaged areas

Pay teachers at schools in disadvantaged areas more, says social mobility adviser

Alan Milburn: “There is a divisive postcode lottery in schools”

Yvette Cooper, the shadow Home Secretary

Labour would end indefinite detention of refugees

According to Labour, delays have increased over the last five years

The two main party leaders will be interviewed separately on Thursday night's programme

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband and David Cameron go head-to-head tomorrow night

Labour leader opted to go second in debate

David Cameron speaks to members of 'Age UK' during an election rally at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, on Tuesday

David Cameron may have hastened his own departure, warn truculent Tory MPs

Backbench critics say PM has made himself vulnerable in the event of poor election results or a rocky patch

The Prime Minister speaks to members of 'Age UK' after an election rally at the Queen Elizabeth II centre on Tuesday

Thoughts of his legacy prompted David Cameron’s quit admission

"He is saying he has no intention of leaving after the referendum"

The Work and Pensions Select Committee revealed the Government has carried out 49 reviews following the death of a benefit claimant

MPs call for inquiry into whether withdrawal of benefits increases risk of suicide

Government has carried out 49 reviews following the death of a claimant

Labour will announce on Tuesday that its manifesto will include a “clear pledge” not to increase VAT in the 2015-20 parliament

Labour pledges not to raise VAT, heaping pressure on Tories

Mr Miliband has accused the Tories and the SNP of an ‘unholy alliance’

One Rochdale resident said: “Ed Miliband is
not as posh as David Cameron, but he’s very out of touch. There are a lot of poor people in Rochdale, through no fault of their own.”

Voters view Ed Miliband as a toff, says Labour MP Simon Danczuk

Simon Danczuk describes party leader as a vote-loser

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The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss