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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Some company bosses expressed concerns that Ed Miliband's interventionist, “anti-big business” stance could undermine the economy

Ed Miliband fails to persuade industry leaders of his business credentials

Ed Miliband’s attempt to woo company bosses who regard his policies as “anti-business” received a hostile response from some industry figures today.

The Chancellor was being interviewed by the First News weekly newspaper for young people

George Osborne regrets not making more 'big decisions' as Chancellor

Allies insisted that he was talking about long-term reforms

Ed Miliband speaks at last year’s Labour Party conference – his awkward manner is often mocked by political rivals

The reviews stink, but are Ed Miliband’s critics being fair?

Labour would set up an independent National Infrastructure Commission

Ed Miliband's party is perceived as 'anti-business', argue Lord Liddle and Patrick Diamond

Exclusive: Former Labour advisors warn Ed Miliband that his party lacks direction

Mr Miliband allies deny that he is 'anti-big business'

Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith

A million more adults in poverty, figures show

The Government insists that relative poverty is falling

67 per cent say that they do not mind if health services are provided by a private company or the NHS as long as they remain free of charge

Britain prepared to pay more tax to support the NHS, poll finds

A majority of people are ready to pay more tax to safeguard the NHS and head off a looming financial crisis, according to a ComRes survey for The Independent.

Mr Cameron will make clear his reservations about Mr Juncker at a dinner of EU leaders in Ypres, Flanders

Cameron’s own goal may give Eurosceptics a surprise victory

Inside Westminster: The Prime Minister was in the right but played it wrong

Mr Cameron will make clear his reservations about Mr Juncker at a dinner of EU leaders in Ypres, Flanders

David Cameron doubles down on attempt to block Jean-Claude Juncker

David Cameron’s isolation over Europe deepened last night as he refused to back down over his attempt to block the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission.

Vince Cable will draw up a code of practice for employers to stamp out abuse

Zero hours contracts: Government to ban 'exclusivity clauses' for workers

TUC welcomes move, but claims 'it's not nearly enough to really tackle the problem'

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

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The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices
Could our smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases via Health Kit and Google Fit?

Could smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases?

Health Kit and Google Fit have been described as "the beginning of a health revolution"
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Can we learn to love Ryanair again?

Four recent travellers give their verdicts on the carrier's improved customer service
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Listen to your favourite tracks with this selection, offering everything from lambskin earmuffs to stainless steel
Commonwealth Games 2014: David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end

Commonwealth Games

David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end
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Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings
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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
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Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?