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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Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, and David Cameron

General Election 2015: People's incomes will reduce on average over next five years no matter which party is in power, says watchdog

The IFS criticised all three main parties for 'vaguely defined, opaque and apparently painless' tax rises and 'largely unspecified' benefit cuts

According to Labour, families in rural areas spend more than £3,500 a year more than those living in urban areas

General Election 2015: Labour pledges to boost earnings of agricultural workers

A new taskforce to tackle low pay and safeguard conditions for farm workers would be set up if Labour wins power

European Union flags fly outside the European Commission building in Brussels, Belgium.

EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds

Bertelsmann Stiftung, a German think tank, said leaving the EU would cost Britain £224bn

Time To Move On Trident poster campaign

SNP, Greens and Plaid Cymru join host of celebrities in petition to push incoming government to scrap Trident

Celebrities including Damon Albarn and Irvine Welsh have backed an online petition designed to show the strength of opposition to the nuclear arsenal

Lord Ashcroft says some people who prefer Cameron to Miliband as voting Labour

General Election 2015: Why Miliband leads Cameron in battle for wavering voters - according to Lord Ashcroft

Exclusive: Ashcroft asserts that some people who prefer Cameron to Miliband are deciding to vote Labour, as the Labour leader performs better than expected

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The PM will be accused of sharply reducing Britain’s global influence because the country has

General Election 2015: David Cameron's 'small-minded isolationism' has reduced UK standing in the world, says Miliband

The Labour leader will try to reassure critics by saying his first responsibility would be 'to keep our country safe and secure'

Nicola Sturgeon has attempted to portray Labour as “Tory-lite” on spending cuts

General Election 2015: SNP would impose deeper cuts than Labour, says IFS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has said that austerity would last longer under the SNP than other parties

Ed Miliband greets supporters in Ipswich on Wednesday

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband to accuse David Cameron of 'grand deception' over 'extreme spending cuts'

The Labour leader will claim a Tory government would bring 'hard times'

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and local candidate Jane Dodds meet staff and patients at Llanidloes and District War Memorial Hospital in Powys, Wales, on Wednesday

Lib Dems to promise bonus for carers in their 'disability manifesto'

The more than 6.5m carers in Britain could receive £250 more per year

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Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

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Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
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Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
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Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

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Join the tequila gold rush

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