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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Jeremy Corbyn has stated that he is against a planned third runway at Heathrow airport

Jeremy Corbyn's election as leader of Labour party could scupper plans for third runway at Heathrow

Corbyn has joined the likes of Boris Johnson in opposing the plans

Harriet Harman has dismissed calls to halt the contest

Labour accuses Tories of pushing tax credit cuts through Parliament without proper scrutiny

Harriet Harman wants the £6bn in cuts to be examined by the Commons Treasury and Work and Pensions Select Committees

An explosion following an air-strike is seen in the Syrian town of Kobani last year

British air strikes on Syria: Public back bombing campaign by margin of two to one, says poll

The opinion poll for The Independent is a boost for David Cameron as he prepares for RAF pilots to extend their bombing campaign against Isis

Jeremy Corbyn could be about to pull off a shock victory over the mainstream candidates Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall 

Jeremy Corbyn steams ahead in Labour leadership race as another trade union pledges its support

Senior Labour figures now admit that the veteran left-wing backbencher has a real chance of victory

Ukip will 'lead the charge' for an Out vote, Farage will say

EU referendum: Nigel Farage to announce plans to head campaign for a British exit

The move comes despite concerns from Europhobes that Farage is 'toxic'

Jeremy Corbyn wins backing of Unison trade union in race for the Labour leadership

Unison’s decision was a double blow to Andy Burnham who had hopes of winning Unison after his long campaign against 'NHS privatisation'

Hilary Benn appeals for members to elect Andy Burnham in Labour leadership race

Benn rejected the idea of a plot to oust Jeremy Corbyn if the veteran left-winger wins the leadership

Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government

Exclusive: Ms Cooper urged Labour members to 'get serious' about the next general election rather than become 'a protest movement'

Burnham: 'I believe Labour needs to rediscover the self-confidence to make a big argument'

Andy Burnham confirms Labour under him would support levy on people's estates to fund social care

Leadership contender revives controversial plan for what Tories dubbed a 'death tax'

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