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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Kenneth Clarke blames the feuding about immigration on ministers’ ‘entourages’

Kenneth Clarke: Conservative Eurosceptics are undermining Cameron's attempt at securing EU deal for Britain

Clarke criticised the sceptics, saying they are acting against 'the national interest' as they try to push the UK towards the EU exit door

Aneurin Bevan (third from left), the driving force behind the NHS, visits Papworth Village Hospital in 1948

Smart Tories know they can’t ignore England’s attachment to the NHS

Inside Westminster: Nothing has changed since Nigel Lawson, the then Chancellor, described the NHS in 1992 as 'the nearest thing the English have to religion'

Tristram Hunt says his party has to show how membership of Europe can spread wealth

Tristram Hunt: Labour ‘must confront the Ukip threat – not ignore it’

Shadow Education Secretary says party should not 'pander' to Ukip

Ed Balls accuses David Cameron of 'sleepwalking Britain to the exit door'

The launch in the US capital of the Commission on Inclusive Prosperity had been in the shadow Chancellor's diary for months.

Labour pledges to protect children from 'harm caused by alcohol, sugar and smoke'

Party could introduce a 9pm watershed for junk food commercials on TV

A Filipino scavenger collects recyclable food at a dump site in Manila

One billion could be in extreme poverty by 2030 if world leaders duck big issues, campaign claims

'Action/2015' says it will target September's UN summit in New York

The gas bills of the lowest 10 per cent of households on the income scale increased by 53.3 per cent between 2010 and 2013

Energy bills for poorest have risen at twice the average UK rate, research shows

Labour have called for Ofgem to have power to order firms to cut charges

A woman demonstrates in central London in October, against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

TTIP: Activists triumph as contentious US free trade deal clause suspended

The most controversial element has been taken off the negotiating table

A ComRes poll for ITV News on Monday night found that the NHS has overtaken immigration as the top concern for the public

So is the NHS one of the PM’s election priorities? Yes and no

Prime Minister accused of making a swift U-turn

Miliband wants ‘discipline’, not ‘advice’ from his colleagues
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee