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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Campaigners demonstrating against the Bedroom Tax outside the Royal Courts of Justice, last month

Lib Dem grassroots plot yet another Bedroom Tax revolt

90 Lib Dem general election candidates and activists call for controversial tax to end for existing social housing tenants

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande met in Minsk, Belarus, last month

EU must work together to deter Putin, claims Labour minister

Shadow Europe Minister Pat McFadden speaks out against Russian President

The report warns that a “perfect storm” has left young people and those on lower incomes paying the price for the UK’s “broken housing market”.

Baby boomers buying up properties and renting to young people who then cannot afford to buy homes

Britain’s stark housing divide is no longer based on income but is largely between the generations, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing

Ed Balls, the shadow Chancellor, will launch Labour’s strongest attack on the Tories’ plans in a speech in London as he launches a campaign to spell out the impact of “more Tory austerity.”

Tories are not being honest on the level of cuts to social care and policing, warn Labour

The shadow Chancellor will launch Labour’s strongest attack on the Tories’ plans as he launches a campaign to spell out the impact of 'more Tory austerity'

Ed Miliband has formally accepted invitations to appear in all three of the live screen debates (Getty)

General election TV debates: Miliband would make them a permanent feature under Labour

The Labour leader said that it would pass a law to ensure debates at every election, making it harder for a party to wriggle out of them out of self-interest

David Cameron and Ed Miliband attend the Queen's Speech on 4 June 2014

Talk of a Labour-Tory coalition is just boosting the SNP vote, say senior Labour figures

Senior Labour figures criticised Lord Baker of Dorking, who called for a grand coalition to prevent the SNP calling the shots in the event of a hung parliament

David Cameron, picture here during the 2010 General Election debate, is doing everything he can to pull the plug on the upcoming TV debates
Labour has already promised to scrap winter fuel allowances for pensioners who pay the 40p rate of income tax

Ed Miliband pledges pensioners' perks will be safe under Labour

Labour leader rejects suggestions that he is stoking generational divisions

Labour and the Liberal Democrats would both end winter fuel allowances for pensioners with enough income to pay the 40p tax rate

Politicians court the grey vote because pensioners, unlike the young, vote

Labour has rejected calls from some in its own ranks to save £1bn a year by means-testing winter fuel payments

Labour would change the law to bring in a 10-year age limit for tyres on public service vehicles

Labour proposes 10-year age limit on public service transport tyres

90 people killed every month on buses between 2008 and 2012

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But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
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Caves were re-opened to the public
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'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
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The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
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The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor