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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Lib Dem MP David Ward may still be disciplined

Israel-Gaza conflict: Liberal Democrat MP David Ward apologises for controversial tweet

David Ward, a Liberal Democrat MP, has been forced to apologise after suggesting that he might be ready to fire rockets into Israel if he lived in Gaza.

Atos has regularly come under fire over its assessments

Replacing Atos with another private provider will not solve flaws in disability benefits system, MPs warn

The Government has been warned that replacing Atos, the company which assesses whether the sick and disabled are fit for work, will not solve “fundamental flaws” in their treatment by the benefits system.

Labour pledges to increase women in senior civil service posts

The number of women landing senior posts in the civil service would be raised from 37 to 45 per cent if Labour wins power next year, the party has pledged.

Election 2015: Tony Blair tells Ed Miliband not to veer left

Tony Blair has urged Ed Miliband not to revert to a left-wing “comfort zone” based on top-down state solutions, saying that Labour should mend fences with business and occupy the political centre ground.

Ed Miliband will admit that the party could not throw money at public services to improve them

Ed Miliband: Labour make big changes without big spending

Leader will argue that his party now has a policy platform which 'moves on' from New Labour without returning to Old Labour

The outcome of the election will be decided by a tug of war to claim disaffected Lib Dem voters

There is a group of 1.3 million floating voters out there

David Ross has donated about £220,000 and is a member of David Cameron’s dining club

Exclusive: Carphone Warehouse co-founder fails to make shortlist for Ofsted chairman

The ruling will spare new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan a difficult and potentially controversial decision in her first weeks in the job

Firms would be required by law to reveal the difference between the pay of male and female staff under Lib Dem proposals

Nick Clegg promises to 'lift the lid' on gender pay gaps in Liberal Democrat election manifesto

Firms would be required by law to reveal the difference between the pay of male and female staff

State-owned or not-for-profit firms would be able to bid against private operators like Virgin Trains

Rail services: Labour pledges 'level playing field' in the bidding process for franchises

Party sources say plan moves beyond 'public versus private' debate and would produce a rail system fit for the 21st century that was 'neither Tory privatisation or a return to British Rail'

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, whose husband died from prostate cancer at 62 in 2010,

Right to die: Labour leader in the House of Lords reveals that she 'would have considered a mercy killing' of her husband Stuart Hercock

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon will make an impassioned plea to change the law to allow assisted dying

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