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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Labour said the admission showed that George Osborne had abandoned 'evidence-based policy' in the Budget

Government admits not investigating whether replacing student maintenance grants with loans would deter young poor people from university

Labour said the admission showed that George Osborne had abandoned 'evidence-based policy' in last month’s Budget

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson (L) and British Prime Minister David Cameron speak as they travel on an underground train to Westminster

Boris Johnson urges Conservatives to live up to David Cameron's 'One Nation' label

Landmark speech sought to revive Mayor of London's leadership aspirations

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Jeremy Corbyn, pictured at a debate in Belfast on Wednesday night, said people young and old are talking about an alternative to austerity

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The UCAS clearing house call centre in Cheltenham, England

Government urged to press Ucas to release data on students from poorer backgrounds

Body insists that it is 'totally committed' to widening access to universities

A Ucas employee answers telephone enquiries at a call centre

Ucas refusing to release data it holds on students from poor backgrounds – while making £12m a year selling applicants' details

Exclusive: There are suspicions that higher education institutions would rather the data be kept secret as it would expose their record on fair access

Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t have the ‘appetite’ for the job, according to Alan Johnson

Labour ordered to vet members who apply to join party amid fears 'entryists' signing up to vote for Jeremy Corbyn

Harriet Harman has sent all the party’s MPs the names of the recruits in their constituencies, and asked them to weed out known opponents

In his personal manifesto, Mr Burnham will argue that commuters should no longer be charged for a full week unless they travel every working day

Andy Burnham: Labour should offer more to help Britain's army of part-time workers

In his personal manifesto, Mr Burnham will argue that commuters should no longer be charged for a full week unless they travel every working day

Allies of Jeremy Corbyn, pictured, accused the shadow Chancellor Chris Leslie of deliberately misrepresenting his economic policies as they moved to the heart of the debate in the Labour leadership contest

Jeremy Corbyn allies accuse Chris Leslie of deliberately misrepresenting Labour frontrunner's economic policies

A row erupted after Mr Leslie, in an interview in the Independent, warned that 'Corbynomics' would harm the poor and vulnerable

People walk across train tracks near the Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles on August 3, 2015 in Calais, France

Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison

The move is part of a drive to make it harder for migrants to live in the UK when they have no right to be in the country

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