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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Young adults are “the most acutely affected by some distance” by the very sharp falls in pay

Pensioners got richer during recession, while young were hardest hit

The findings will increase the pressure on the Government to ensure a 'fair recovery' in which young adults can 'catch up'

Questions have been raised about Lady Butler-Sloss's suitability to lead the inquiry

Westminster child abuse inquiry: Judge in charge of investigation bows to conflict of interest claims and quits role

Lady Butler-Sloss's appointment had been heavily criticised because her brother was Attorney General in the 1980s

'Better Together' supporters wave their flags

Scottish Referendum: Thanks, but no thanks: how a polite message from Canada fired the campaign against Scottish independence

“No Thanks” seemed a perfectly pitched riposte to Alex Salmond from a campaign that had rightly been accused of being too negative

Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, left, is to take part in a live television debate about Scottish independence with Alistair Darling, right, head of the Better Together campaign, if David Cameron continues to refuse to take part

How a polite message from Canada inspired the campaign against Scottish independence

No campaigners hope to get a draw in the “emotion” game

The Government is rushing through an emergency law to allow the state to retain personal data held by internet and telephone companies

Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter

PM says he still wants controversial new powers for emails and phone calls to be kept for 12 months, while newly announced review gives scope for reviving previously blocked surveillance measures

Despite declines for Labour and the Liberal Democrats, the Conservatives have failed to benefit

Tories are 'failing to turn economic recovery into political capital', latest poll shows

Conservatives continue to lose ground to rivals despite Labour support also declining, poll of polls reveals

The number of self-employed has surged by 700,000 since 2008

Official earnings data excluded squeeze on the self-employed, new study claims

The overall decline in earnings was between 20 per cent and 30 per cent deeper than previously thought

Alistair Darling at his home in Edinburgh

Scottish Independence: 'The risks are colossal – and we may not gain anything from it', says Alistair Darling

Former Chancellor warns a convincing victory is needed to avoid a decade of political uncertainty

Labour believes the proposed new degrees would help to secure a new generation of computer experts, technicians, engineers and scientists

Labour to offer 'earn and learn' technical degrees

The move is part of a drive to boost the career prospects of the 'forgotten 50 per cent' who do not go to university

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