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 defied Enoch Powell’s law that 'all political careers end in failure' – but election defeat will haunt him

“I am too old to be the comeback kid and too young to be an elder statesman,” Gordon Brown said after halting the Scottish National Party bandwagon during the referendum on Scottish independence in September.

The former Prime Minister has announced that he will leave Parliament after 32 years at next May’s general election

Gordon Brown to step down as MP and away from frontline politics

Ex Prime Minister will resign at the general election

The Government will have to borrow as much as £75bn more than it intended over the next five years, delivering a damaging blow to Chancellor George Osborne’s hopes of claiming that the Government has the country’s deficit under control

George Osborne's Autumn Statement explained: What's in it and what will it mean?

Chancellor's last chance to convince the country that his economic plan is working

David Cameron delivers his speech on immigration at the JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire
Lord Smith of Kelvin, the head of the commission

Smith Commission: Scottish welfare controls watered down at eleventh hour

SNP hits out at last minute change of heart

Ed Miliband has backed proposals from a cross-party commission chaired by Lord Smith of Kelvin

Smith Commission: Labour anger grows at Miliband's U-turn on ceding powers to Holyrood

Two-tier Commons looms as PM steps up plans to ban Scottish MPs from voting on tax changes in the rest of the UK

The Scottish parliament in Edinburgh now has more devolved power

Why has Labour endorsed the Smith Commission’s proposals for 'devo-more' given the huge implications for the party?

They have already suffered a slump in support in Scotland, but breaking the devolution 'vow' may have played into the SNP's hands

Two in five proposed sanctions against single mums or dads are later overturned, Gingerbread claim

Single parents 'singled out by harsh benefits sanctions'

Pressure group claims rules make it harder for one-parent families

Blair: 'You will never out-Ukip Ukip'

Tony Blair: Labour must not try and 'out-Ukip' Nigel Farage

Former leader wants party to aim for the centre ground

The Chancellor's move is likely to intensify a heated debate

George Osborne plots deficit trap for Labour ahead of Autumn Statement

Chancellor will call vote on day-to-day spending

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