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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Gloria de Piero, shadow minister for women and equality, has said that Labour will put women and families at the

Women bear 85% of burden after Coalition’s tax and benefit tweaks

£22bn of £26bn made from benefit reforms taken from women

Ed Balls responds to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement
Vince Cable said that his party must not sign up to massive spending cuts

Despite Vince Cable's warning, Lib Dems will vote for Tory deficit plans

Cable regards cuts plans as unrealistic

George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement to MPs in the House of Commons

Autumn Statement: George Osborne promises tax cuts and spending cuts - but can he deliver?

The deficit - which he promised would be halved by now - looms large in Chancellor's spending plans

The Government will have to borrow as much as £75bn more than it intended over the next five years, delivering a damaging blow to Chancellor George Osborne’s hopes of claiming that the Government has the country’s deficit under control

Autumn statement: 6 ways George Osborne is going to try and trick you

Here are some of the accounting tricks the Chancellor might try and pull

A house succumbs to the rising waters in the flooded village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels in February this year. £470m has been pledged to be spent on improving flood defences

UK floods: Government to spend £470m on defence as part of £2.3bn investment plan over six years

Project aims to prevent £30bn in economic damage

The Tories have extended their lead when people are asked whether they trust Mr Cameron or Mr Miliband to make the right decisions in the economy

Poll: Tories still more trusted than Labour on the economy

Bad news for Labour five months before the election

Gordon Brown defied Enoch Powell’s law that 'all political careers end in failure' – but election defeat will haunt him

“I am too old to be the comeback kid and too young to be an elder statesman,” Gordon Brown said after halting the Scottish National Party bandwagon during the referendum on Scottish independence in September.

The former Prime Minister has announced that he will leave Parliament after 32 years at next May’s general election

Gordon Brown to step down as MP and away from frontline politics

Ex Prime Minister will resign at the general election

The Government will have to borrow as much as £75bn more than it intended over the next five years, delivering a damaging blow to Chancellor George Osborne’s hopes of claiming that the Government has the country’s deficit under control

George Osborne's Autumn Statement explained: What's in it and what will it mean?

Chancellor's last chance to convince the country that his economic plan is working

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The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
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Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

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Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Adam Gemili interview: 'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

After a year touched by tragedy, Adam Gemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
Calls for a military mental health 'quality mark'

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Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
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Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman
Garden Bridge: St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters

Garden Bridge

St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters
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Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament

An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel
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Joint Enterprise

The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice
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