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'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'

Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith

A million more adults in poverty, figures show

The Government insists that relative poverty is falling

67 per cent say that they do not mind if health services are provided by a private company or the NHS as long as they remain free of charge

Britain prepared to pay more tax to support the NHS, poll finds

A majority of people are ready to pay more tax to safeguard the NHS and head off a looming financial crisis, according to a ComRes survey for The Independent.

Mr Cameron will make clear his reservations about Mr Juncker at a dinner of EU leaders in Ypres, Flanders

Cameron’s own goal may give Eurosceptics a surprise victory

Inside Westminster: The Prime Minister was in the right but played it wrong

Mr Cameron will make clear his reservations about Mr Juncker at a dinner of EU leaders in Ypres, Flanders

David Cameron doubles down on attempt to block Jean-Claude Juncker

David Cameron’s isolation over Europe deepened last night as he refused to back down over his attempt to block the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission.

Vince Cable will draw up a code of practice for employers to stamp out abuse

Zero hours contracts: Government to ban 'exclusivity clauses' for workers

TUC welcomes move, but claims 'it's not nearly enough to really tackle the problem'

Border Force check the passports of passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport

Government promises crackdown on immigrant abuse of student visa system

Authorities have conducted a wide-ranging inquiry into the activity of organised criminals to falsify English tests for applicants

Jean-Claude Juncker has key allies in his bid to be EU Commission president

Tory Eurosceptics hope Jean-Claude Juncker will claim EC presidency and push Britain out of Europe

MPs predict public backlash against EU as David Cameron loses battle to stop federalist being appointed European Commission president

Archbishop John Sentamu: Britain could lift 1m out of poverty with living wage

The living wage is currently £8.80 an hour in London and £7.65 an hour outside the capital

Day In a Page

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice
Hollywood targets Asian audiences as US films enjoy record-breaking run at Chinese box office

Hollywood targets Asian audiences

The world's second biggest movie market is fast becoming the Hollywood studios' most crucial
Grindr founder Joel Simkhai: 'I've found love on my dating app - and my mum keeps trying to hook me up!'

Grindr founder Joel Simkhai: 'I've found love on my dating app'

Five years on from its launch and Grindr is the world's most popular dating app for gay men. Its founder Joel Simkhai answers his critics, describes his isolation as a child
Autocorrect has its uses but it can go rogue with embarrassing results - so is it time to ditch it?

Is it time to ditch autocorrect?

Matthew J X Malady persuaded friends to message manually instead, but failed to factor in fat fingers and drunk texting
10 best girls' summer dresses

Frock chick: 10 best girls' summer dresses

Get them ready for the holidays with these cool and pretty options 
Westminster’s dark secret: Adultery, homosexuality, sadomasochism and abuse of children were all seemingly lumped together

Westminster’s dark secret

Adultery, homosexuality, sadomasochism and abuse of children were all seemingly lumped together
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Dulce et decorum est - a life cut short for a poet whose work achieved immortality

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Dulce et decorum est: a life cut short for a poet whose work achieved immortality
Google tells popular music website to censor album cover art in 'sexually explicit content' ban

Naked censorship?

The strange case of Google, the music website and the nudity take-down requests
Howzat! 8 best cricket bats

Howzat! 8 best cricket bats

As England take on India at Trent Bridge, here is our pick of the high-performing bats to help you up your run-count this summer 
Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014 comment: David Luiz falls from leader figure to symbol of national humiliation

David Luiz falls from leader figure to symbol of national humiliation

Captain appears to give up as shocking 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat threatens ramifications in Brazil