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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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

The PM will be accused of sharply reducing Britain’s global influence because the country has
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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Fifa corruption: The 161-page dossier that exposes the organisation's dark heart

The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

How did a group of corrupt officials turn football’s governing body into what was, in essence, a criminal enterprise? Chris Green and David Connett reveal all
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

Exclusive interview with Tripoli PM Khalifa al-Ghweil

'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

How the author foretold the Californian water crisis
Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

Art attack

Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
10 best wedding gift ideas

It's that time of year again... 10 best wedding gift ideas

Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor