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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Alistair Darling at his home in Edinburgh

Scottish Independence: 'The risks are colossal – and we may not gain anything from it', says Alistair Darling

Former Chancellor warns a convincing victory is needed to avoid a decade of political uncertainty

Labour believes the proposed new degrees would help to secure a new generation of computer experts, technicians, engineers and scientists

Labour to offer 'earn and learn' technical degrees

The move is part of a drive to boost the career prospects of the 'forgotten 50 per cent' who do not go to university

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling is the leader of the Better Together campaign

Alistair Darling on Scottish referendum: 'More and more people are saying the risks are colossal'

The former Chancellor explains why Better Together needs to win convincingly to avoid another 10 years of political uncertainty

Mr Darling's No camp may make a formal complaint about allegations that the Scottish National Party threatened businessmen with “retribution”

Scottish Independence: Yes vote would be 'worse than the banking crisis', says Alistair Darling

Mr Darling's No camp may make a formal complaint about allegations that the Scottish National Party threatened businessmen with 'retribution'

The Tories plan to see off Red Ed with the same nasty tactics they used on Kinnock

Worryingly for Miliband, it is no longer only Tories who look back 22 years

Andrea Leadsom warned that there was

More banking scandals to come, admits Treasury Minister Andrea Leadsom

'Cringeworthy announcements' about the City will emerge

Some company bosses expressed concerns that Ed Miliband's interventionist, “anti-big business” stance could undermine the economy

Ed Miliband fails to persuade industry leaders of his business credentials

Ed Miliband’s attempt to woo company bosses who regard his policies as “anti-business” received a hostile response from some industry figures today.

The Chancellor was being interviewed by the First News weekly newspaper for young people

George Osborne regrets not making more 'big decisions' as Chancellor

Allies insisted that he was talking about long-term reforms

Ed Miliband speaks at last year’s Labour Party conference – his awkward manner is often mocked by political rivals

The reviews stink, but are Ed Miliband’s critics being fair?

Labour would set up an independent National Infrastructure Commission

Ed Miliband's party is perceived as 'anti-business', argue Lord Liddle and Patrick Diamond

Exclusive: Former Labour advisors warn Ed Miliband that his party lacks direction

Mr Miliband allies deny that he is 'anti-big business'

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A nostalgic wander through the sets, studios and ghosts of programmes past
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The politics of the weekly shop

New app reveals political leanings of food companies
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Beware Wet Paint

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Can 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition?
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London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
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Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
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Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
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Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum