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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Border Force check the passports of passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport

Government promises crackdown on immigrant abuse of student visa system

Authorities have conducted a wide-ranging inquiry into the activity of organised criminals to falsify English tests for applicants

Jean-Claude Juncker has key allies in his bid to be EU Commission president

Tory Eurosceptics hope Jean-Claude Juncker will claim EC presidency and push Britain out of Europe

MPs predict public backlash against EU as David Cameron loses battle to stop federalist being appointed European Commission president

Archbishop John Sentamu: Britain could lift 1m out of poverty with living wage

The living wage is currently £8.80 an hour in London and £7.65 an hour outside the capital

Radoslaw Sikorski is the current Polish Foreign Minister

Caught on tape: In four-letter words, what senior EU politicians think of David Cameron

Astonishing attack comes as Prime Minister faces embarrassing defeat in attempt to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming next European Commission president

Tristram Hunt, the shadow Education Secretary, will claim that 'privatisation' and applying 'the profit motive' to schools 'could easily happen' if the Tories win another term

Tories plan to run state schools for a profit, says Labour

The Conservatives would allow state-funded schools to be run for profit if they retain power at next year’s election, Labour will warn today.

George Osborne at Manchester Airport railway station earlier this year. His speech will offer no timetable or budget for the project

HS3: Chancellor will outline proposal to create high-speed rail link connecting Leeds and Manchester

George Osborne hopes HS3 plan will boost Tories’ ratings in North

Lord Storey has said that Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is a 'toxic' figure

Nick Clegg is a 'toxic' figure on the doorstep, says Lib Dem peer

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, is a “toxic” figure on the doorstep, a Liberal Democrat frontbench spokesman said today.

Flowers at the Hillsborough memorial in Liverpool

Exclusive: Relatives’ advocate proposed to avoid repeat of Hillsborough failings

A plan has been drawn up to help the families of disaster victims discover the truth, to avoid a repeat of the trauma following the Hillsborough disaster.

Nigel Farage's party is appealing to disillusioned Labour supporters

Ukip have ignited a bidding war on tough immigration policies

But parties should stop trying to outbid each other and find a common cause

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Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
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Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
Climate change threatens to make the antarctic fur seal extinct

Take a good look while you can

How climate change could wipe out this seal
Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

Farewell, my lovely

Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier?
Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
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Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
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Feet treat: 10 best pedicure products

Bags packed and all prepped for holidays, but feet in a state? Get them flip-flop-ready with our pick of the items for a DIY treatment
Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

Commonwealth Games 2014

Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games
Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

Jack Pitt-Brooke

Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism
How Terry Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

How Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

Over a hundred rugby league players have contacted clinic to deal with mental challenges of game