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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David Cameron faces the press as he arrives in Brussels for the EU leaders summit on Thursday reuters

On the Tusk of a dilemma: Cameron's latest EU renegotiation foe

Inside Westminster

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and Prime Minister David Cameron arrive for their meeting in Brussels

Poland threatens to veto David Cameron's EU migrants benefits cuts plan

Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister: “There is a red line we cannot allow ourselves to cross"

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and Prime Minister David Cameron arrive for their meeting in Brussels

TTIP: David Cameron attempts to rally support for controversial international trade deal

Prime Minister claims TTIP won't harm the NHS

The Chancellor tried to turn the tables on Labour

Osborne accused of 'extreme and ideological' cuts in plan to run £23bn budget surplus

Chancellor wants to reduce Government spending to 35 per cent of GDP

'Neets' are young people not in education, employment or training

Missing - the 50,000 jobless teens who have dropped off the radar

Exclusive: Thousands of unskilled young people receiving no support

Letter from the Political Editor: The electioneering has started, and top of the agenda for all parties: the budget deficit.

The long campaign for the general election next May has begun.  Yesterday brought appearances by the three main party leaders, who locked horns on what is bound to be the key election issue – how to clear Britain’s budget deficit.

66 per cent of people disagree with the Chancellor’s strategy to reduce Government spending faster

Two thirds of Britons do not support George Osborne's £30bn additional cuts

Mr Osborne aims to clear the deficit on day-to-day spending by 2018

Nick Clegg has a perilous three-point lead over Labour in Sheffield Hallam - where 17.3 per cent of the electorate are students

Nick Clegg backs face-sitting protesters over UK porn ban

Deputy Prime Minister says people should be free to 'get their kicks'

Unpaid internships lasting longer than four weeks would be banned by Labour if it wins power next May

Labour to limit unpaid internships to a month to stop best jobs going to the richest

Party says current system ‘locks up’ the best jobs for those with richest parents

Sir Malcolm Rifkind has said that his committee will investigate “without fear or favour”; which if necessary will include MI6

Demands grow on David Cameron for judicial inquiry into UK role in US torture

Many MPs are convinced British security services witnessed and benefited from the CIA’s torture of terrorist suspects

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'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

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From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
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