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 outlines plans for grandparent leave to look after grandchildren

Under the proposals grandparents could share the 18 weeks of unpaid leave or four weeks in any year

David Cameron will claim that the Conservatives are “the party of working people” at the launch of their election manifesto

General Election 2015: David Cameron banks on Thatcher's legacy by putting 'right to buy' at heart of Tory manifesto

The Prime Minister wants to transform their image from the 'party of the rich' to that of the working people

The honourable exception is Ukip, which tries to make a virtue out of its shambolic campaign, saying this proves it is not like the other parties.
The Help to Rent scheme would be a key Lib Dem demand in any post-election negotiations on another coalition

General Election 2015: 2m young adults living with parents to be offered government loans to move out, says Nick Clegg

Exclusive: The Help to Rent scheme would allow 18-30 year-olds to borrow the money for a one or two-month rent advance or tenancy deposit

The Angel of the North, Gateshead

North East England enjoyed biggest rise in living standards since start of the recession, study finds

The surprising findings suggest that the North-South divide which existed at the start of the downturn is no longer so clear cut

All the parties insist they do not favour the status quo in Europe

General Election 2015: Europe – the issue that divides parties and the nation

How the EU will influence the major political parties at this general election

Nicola Sturgeon was alleged to have said she’d rather see 'David Cameron remain as PM'

General Election 2015: Lib Dems reject suggestion they leaked memo claiming Nicola Sturgeon wants David Cameron as PM

Nick Clegg said Mr Cameron should not play at being a 'one man detective' and insisted Mr Carmichael was not responsible for the leak

Political Editor of ‘The Independent’ Andrew Grice speaks to the PM as he covered 750 miles and four nations in a single day

David Cameron interview: ‘We protected the poorest, the NHS and pensioners’

He is reluctant to discuss the Tories’ nightmare scenario: they win more seats than Labour but Miliband is installed in Downing Street by the SNP

Labour would order banks to put money into a new “future homes investment fund”

Labour unveils £5bn plan to build 150,000 new homes funded by Help to Buy ISA scheme

A Labour government would order banks and building societies to put money into a new 'future homes investment fund'

The seven leaders take each other on in their first and only live TV debate
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Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
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China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
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Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
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How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
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The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
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Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before