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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Gordon Brown’s passionate defence of the Union on Wednesday was widely seen as one the decisive moments of the campaign

Scottish referendum result: Gordon Brown's place in history rewritten after decisive intervention

Many credit former PM as the man who saved the Union

Yvette Cooper, the shadow Home Secretary, wants to bring in new ‘protection orders’

Labour will introduce new powers to protect girls from FGM

The threat to girls of being subjected to female genital mutilation would be reduced by new “protection orders” if Labour wins power, the party will announce tomorrow.

Rail Minister Claire Perry said Scotland should not be offered “promises of financial party bags”

Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins

She said: Scotland should not be offered “promises of financial party bags”

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, front center, meets with Scots and other European citizens to celebrate European citizenship and

Scottish independence: Almost half of No voters have felt 'personally threatened' by the Yes campaign

In contrast, only 24 per cent of Yes supporters felt personally threatened by the No campaign

Islamic State: Syrian air strikes could be legal, claims former Attorney General Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve, the former Attorney General, has said that UK air strikes against Isis targets in Syria would be legal.

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband addresses the public and media as he walks in Edinburgh

Scottish independence: What would happen to Labour if Scotland votes Yes?

Would Miliband have to go? Would Labour ever be able to win a majority?

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Labour Manchester conference: New York's left-wing mayor Bill de Blasio is to be the star speaker

Bill de Blasio, the left wing mayor of New York City, will be the star guest speaker at the Labour Party’s annual conference in Manchester next week.

Sir John Major pointed the finger of blame at Tony Blair, saying his Government left “a deadly legacy” by creating the Scottish Parliament in 1999

Scottish independence: The blame game begins in No camp even before the first vote is cast

The blame game has begun, even before we know the result of Thursday's referendum. Even if the Scottish people vote against independence, the way the UK is run is going to change. So politicians of all hues are scrambling to get their excuses in first.

The study by the Commons Environment Audit Committee found that air pollution was one of the three problem areas which had worsened since 2010

MPs give Government a red card on green issues

New Commons report shows poor progress has been made

The aftermath of an airstrike on the Al Chaar neighbourhood in Aleppo in July. Syria has warned that action without the cooperation of its government would be a “big mistake” and a “big crime”

Islamic State: Air strikes on Isis in Syria could be illegal

David Cameron has been warned that UK air strikes against Isis in Syria could be illegal under international law.

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