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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Ed Balls in his office in Parliament; he says he believes Labour is winning the argument

Ed Balls: Labour government would fast-track the mansion tax

Shadow Chancellor brings controversial proposal to top of Labour’s ‘to do’ list

Letter from the Political Editor: Mr. Cameron is beginning to earn small victories in Europe

When David Cameron issued his long shopping list of demands to curb EU migration last month, there was some scepticism about whether he would make much progress in delivering it.

Research by the Open Europe think-tank found that an EU migrant with no children earning the minimum wage receives £290.28 a week when tax credits are included, meaning that state top-ups account for 32 per cent of take-home pay

Exclusive: Angela Merkel may back David Cameron's plan to stop child benefits going abroad

Commission sources told The Independent the proposal has been discussed by Mr Juncker and Angela Merkel, but plan could encourage migrants to bring their families with them rather than leave them at home

David Cameron faces the press as he arrives in Brussels for the EU leaders summit on Thursday reuters

On the Tusk of a dilemma: Cameron's latest EU renegotiation foe

Inside Westminster

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and Prime Minister David Cameron arrive for their meeting in Brussels

Poland threatens to veto David Cameron's EU migrants benefits cuts plan

Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister: “There is a red line we cannot allow ourselves to cross"

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and Prime Minister David Cameron arrive for their meeting in Brussels

TTIP: David Cameron attempts to rally support for controversial international trade deal

Prime Minister claims TTIP won't harm the NHS

The Chancellor tried to turn the tables on Labour

Osborne accused of 'extreme and ideological' cuts in plan to run £23bn budget surplus

Chancellor wants to reduce Government spending to 35 per cent of GDP

'Neets' are young people not in education, employment or training

Missing - the 50,000 jobless teens who have dropped off the radar

Exclusive: Thousands of unskilled young people receiving no support

Letter from the Political Editor: The electioneering has started, and top of the agenda for all parties: the budget deficit.

The long campaign for the general election next May has begun.  Yesterday brought appearances by the three main party leaders, who locked horns on what is bound to be the key election issue – how to clear Britain’s budget deficit.

66 per cent of people disagree with the Chancellor’s strategy to reduce Government spending faster

Two thirds of Britons do not support George Osborne's £30bn additional cuts

Mr Osborne aims to clear the deficit on day-to-day spending by 2018

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